Oops, hen is laing in her sleep!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aspree, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. aspree

    aspree New Egg

    Apr 10, 2016
    One of my 6 hens frequently drops an egg, usually with a weak shell, while she sleeps. In the morning I find the egg mess beneath her roost and the others pecking at it (if I don't get there fast enough!).

    Thoughts? They get plenty of oyster shells.
  2. lizardboy55

    lizardboy55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    I am in the same boat, but now two of my six are doing that. They have oyster shells in their food and out alone for whenever they want it. Any idea on how to get some hard shells?
  3. M3LM3L

    M3LM3L New Egg

    Jun 18, 2016
    Are they new at laying? When my hens first started laying one of them kept doing that exact thing but now a year later I don't believe I've gotten even one like that.
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    If they are young, or older, theirs systems might just be out of whack. Along with calcium, make sure they are getting plenty of protein. Sometimes there isn't a fix, sometimes they fix themselves.

    Maybe an expert will jump in. I have also had them do this after they have had a molt when they are begininning to go back into laying.

    Hope you find a solution. [​IMG]

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