Laying egg in food??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trenth265, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. trenth265

    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    Two days in a row one of our chickens have layed her eggs in the metal food container in the house. The pole she sits on is just above it could she be laying it from up there and dropping it in? It has been broken both times.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible she is laying it from the pole. I assume this is the feeder for them. Is it a cylinder or a trough? An cylinder feeder without a lid may look like a good place to her, to make a nest and lay in. If that is the case I'd cover it. Is she a new layer? She may not yet have figured out she is going to drop one soon or where to lay yet.
     

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