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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by swimmom, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. swimmom

    swimmom Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    First of all - HAPPY NEW YEAR! [​IMG]

    My BO always lays in the nesting box, but yesterday she was in there sounding like she was doing nest box renovation - tap-tapping on the side with her beak. She has never done that before. She left the nest just as I was leaving the house, so I figured I'd get the egg when I returned. When I got home and walked to the coop, I saw an egg in the middle of the run. I got excited thinking that my SLW had finally laid her first egg and maybe got confused about where to lay it, but no, it belonged to the BO who for some reason decided to leave the nesting box and just pop out the egg on the ground. Whacky chicken! I just hope this doesn't become a habit - the eggs are much cleaner when they're laid in the pine shavings.

  2. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    West England
    Strange :hmm
    Maybe she got kicked out of the box?
    Or maybe she layed it in fright... like if they poop themselves in fright xD
    I accidently locked one of my hens on the wrong side of the door once (in the summer fortunatly)
    But i didn't notice, so next morning i found she'd layed her egg in the run [​IMG]

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