My EE's laying in a corner

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tikitiki, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. tikitiki

    tikitiki Out Of The Brooder

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    For about a week now, my year old EE has been laying her eggs in a nest she made in the corner of the coop. All of the other hens lay in the nesting boxes (there are 4 others), but they all lay in the same one. Could this be what is causing her to lay on the coop floor? How do I get her back in the nesting box?
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could be going broody and looking for some privacy. I would set something where she built the nest to discourage laying there, that might send her back to the nesting boxes.
     
  3. tikitiki

    tikitiki Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.
     
  4. tikitiki

    tikitiki Out Of The Brooder

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    All five hens actually just stopped laying - I think there is a pecking problem (all of them but the EE are missing feathers under their vent). Would you know how to fix this? The EE is the one doing the damage - this is also a sign of going broody - right? We clipped her beak just now (the top part is just barely shorter than the bottom), so we will see what happens. Do you know of any other fixes?

    Thanks
     

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