First time for everything....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mahonri, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    2 weeks ago the hens got sick... swollen eyes, runny noses..... it had to be more than the common cold. I was lucky to get two or three eggs a day adn didn't dare eat them. After antibiotics and VetRx they are all looking good. My two leghorns haven't begun to lay again but the rest are getting back into the groove. I have 14 laying hens and today got 8 eggs. (9 yesterday and 8 the day before that)

    I was putting all of them to bed and all but two or three had flown up onto the roosts, I had turned around to go out and then I hear this Thud and then Thud again.

    two hens flew to the floor and What were they busily gobbling up? Either my White Rock or one of my Rhode Island Reds has simply dropped an egg to the floor from the highest roost!

    It had hit another roost on the way down and then went to the floor.

    Has anyone else had this happen? Why not the next box like a good girl?

    She dropped it out like a big poop!

    Now I'm worried it will turn them into egg eaters!
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Glad to hear they are doing better. Ive got a few hens that lay from the roost from time to time. It hasnt made any of them into egg eaters, so far. [​IMG]
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find about one a month laid from the roost. So far, they haven't put 2 + 2 together to figure out that the whole ones, are the same as the ones I have dropped while collecting, that they go nuts over. I hope that they never figure it out.[​IMG]
     
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I can only say I've found eggs under the perches instead of the nest box too. I just figured the hen couldn't wait her turn for the nestbox while she was waiting in line and dropped it where she sat.
     

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