Laying eggs on the floor, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poliwag, May 21, 2010.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    One of my chooks has been laying eggs on the floor and I can only assume it is because the box they normally use is in use at the time. It has only happened 3 times so far and a quite distant apart. Each time I find the eggs on the floor they have been all cracked (I kicked one today ._.).

    What do I do? I have 5 chooks that can lay eggs and only 3 or 4 are laying at the moment. I have only 2 boxes but I have never seen them both in use at the same time so I assume this hen is just laying on the floor because "her box" isn't available.
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    It happens occ. No big deal. Sometimes mine will hide in a corner that is dark and start another nest. I just use a rake and get it out. Throw the badly cracked eggs away they will be contaminated the one with only a hair line crack and not through the memebrane gets eat the next day. good luck chickens are always a mystery. Gloria jean

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