I got my first 2 huevos today! Question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Pollo Posada, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Pollo Posada

    Pollo Posada Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2009
    Mount Airy, MD
    I got my first two huevos today! YEAH! Both hens threw out all of the straw from the laying box. So, when they laid their huevos, I think maybe they fell on the wooden bottom because both of them have a small hole on the pointed end.

    Why are they throwing out the straw? Should I use something else? I do have pine shaving for my chicks. Should I use that?

    Also, the shell has a bit of a hole but the membranes are still intact. Can we use these Huevos today or are they trash?

    huevos = E G G S [​IMG]
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Try using more straw. I added more when they did that and eventually they made a nest.
  3. mybelle5

    mybelle5 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2008
    Memphis TN
    My hens do the same thing in some of the nest boxes. I use shavings. I put alot of shavings in the nesting area so it is hard for them to get rid of all the shavings.

    I think your "huevos" should be fine to eat. Or let me put it this way. I'd eat them.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Mine throw out EVERYTHINg I tried for padding so I put plastic dishpans in as thei rnest boxes and the slight give of the plastic has save the eggs from breaking. I do replace the starw periodically but they just throw it all out.

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