I've got a floor layer or maybe a roost layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AKnewbie, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2012
    So my chickens have finally started laying more regularly (I get an average of about 5/day for 9 chickens).
    However, every couple of days or so, I get one on the floor. It's near their roosting spots so I'm not sure if the chicken is laying on the floor or roosting and then dropping an egg.
    Do you foresee any problem with this? If so, how can I encourage said hen(s?) to lay on their nesting box?
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    In time, they will follow where the others lay. Sometimes new layers get surprised by the egg coming and don't make it to the box.

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