Hiding eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sanctuaryworker, May 12, 2009.

  1. sanctuaryworker

    sanctuaryworker In the Brooder

    May 7, 2009
    Sunshine State
    Our chickens have 6 nest boxes that the 10 of them share. But for a little while now we have noticed quite a reduction in egg laying. I was concerned for the chickens health. Well when I was cleaning out their stall I noticed that all under the straw (hopefully we will be switching to pine bedding soon.) they are hiding their eggs.

    What does this mean?

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    What does this mean?

    That they think it's a safe place to lay their eggs without them getting eaten or stolen by predators, and that is close as they can get to the ground.​
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine are buried almost every day. Took me a while to figure it out.
  4. EricShane

    EricShane Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    SouthWestern Ohio
    Easter! [​IMG]

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