Hen kicking eggs out of nest

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BatonRougeChick, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen who really wants to lay on eggs. Every day I find her on the eggs, I remove them, and she gets up leaves the nest and acts just like the rest of them. But she has started kicking the eggs of 1 hen out of the nest. The same hen- she will only kick hers out. She lays on everyone else's eggs. Sometimes I find them right outside the nest box, and sometimes down on the ground in the mud. Is this normal? Wondering why she is doing that!
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the health of the one that she is kicking the eggs out of. They usually kick bad eggs out. That other hen could also be upsetting her while laying eggs or just decided to lay outside the nest on her own.
     
  3. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. The hen seems to be healthy, and in fact I just hatched some of her babies and they are healthy. It's strange. For some reason she just doesn't want to sit on their eggs!
     
  4. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! They can be strange sometimes.
     

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