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Smashed Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DragonHatcher, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. DragonHatcher

    DragonHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Today my chickens layed their first eggs . . .except they were so high up they all smashed and the chickens ate the yolks. [​IMG] Any ideas about making sure they lay in the nesting boxes? [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    What do you mean "up high"? Do you mean they lay while still on the roosts? Did they lay on a shelf or the cover of the nesting boxes? Are they locked in a coop, have a coop and run, or do they free range? How many do you have and do you know how many laid an egg?

    Often the first egg seems to come as a surprise but they usually figure out what is happening pretty soon. If you have fake eggs in the nests, they may figure it out by the second or third egg.
     

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