Half-laid eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoodEgg, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    I wish I'd seen this myself, but I really trust the person who told me about it.

    My chickens don't like the next boxes I have for them, I think. I need to give them bigger ones. They always lay in them, though.

    But he said he watched on chicken set on a box, and get up. He said the egg was partway out, and then it went back up inside the pullet, and she switched boxes, and finally laid it in another box.

    I didn't know they had that kind of control! Sounds weird to me. I gotta build some bigger boxes, poor girls! (Especially before the BA's start to lay, they are HUGE!)

  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Sounds like having a baby and having it's head "crown" and then continuing to wait on the delivery! I wouldn't know for sure but my bet is that what your friend saw is perfectly normal [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2007

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