Hen kicking eggs out!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rackelle, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. rackelle

    rackelle New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    New South Wales Australia
    Hi i have a sussex hen who for some reason keeps pulling eggs out of the nesting boxes, she doesn't break them or eat them in the process but i worry that it is just a matter of time before i do get broken and eaten eggs.
    Can anyone help me with why she is doing this and how i can stop her?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Some do get vigorous when they are trying to get the nest just right. Is your hen younger, most grow out of it or settle a bit after they have been laying. Not much you can do about it, just collect eggs as frequently as you can.
  3. randiferina

    randiferina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2016
    I have a young RIR that does this
    ... She stomps and kicks all around if there are eggs in the nest box when she needs to lay......???? What's up with that?! Lol

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