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

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    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

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    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

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    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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