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Hen kicking eggs out!

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

  1. rackelle

    rackelle New Egg

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    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 Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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