Roost Layer Help!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Z_chicken, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Z_chicken

    Z_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an EE who sits on the nest everyday like she's going to lay, but instead, lays her eggs from the roost at night. I have a nightlight in the coop for them to find the nest, but she's consistently dropping her eggs from in her sleep. What should I do?
     
  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she new to laying? One of my girls did this from time to time for the first month or so. I think she would get surprised in her sleep and not have time to make it over to the nestbox. She started laying normally with no intervention from me. I hope it works out the same way for you!
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Same for me. 1 hen counldn't get the hang of it at first but she figured it out on her own after awhile. Good luck!
     
  4. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. [​IMG]
     
  5. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps the light is confusing her? Is it a red or white light? They should not be using the nest box at night anyways, so I would try taking it out.
     

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