So frustrated

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Whimsy, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Cecilia KY
    I got my first egg yesterday [​IMG] , it was however broken. I thought it was because it fell out of the next box. So yesterday DH and I reinforced all boxes. The one PBR while we were in the coop was insistent about wanting to get into the boxes. When I went down later all the boxes straw had been made into little nests.That was really kinda cute.
    She cackled the egg song all day long yesterday.

    This morning there was another egg broken same place. Then it hit me she is dropping the eggs while roosting. Someone tell me this is gonna get better [​IMG]
  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    They will figure it out. Sometimes takes awhile.
  3. journey11

    journey11 Songster

    Feb 14, 2009
    She's roosting on the top of the nest box? I'd do something to discourage that. (She'll be dropping poo as well as eggs, pretty messy!) I've got an angled top on mine. Anything you can do to make it uncomfortable/no fun for her to sit there...

    It's common that they drop them while roosting though, because being new to it, it takes them by surprise and they're not on a "schedule" yet. [​IMG]

    ETA: Or is she sitting half in/half out of the nest box on the edge? Same thing could put a thin strip of wood or something else thin along there for awhile until she quits.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010
  4. chickenprincess92

    chickenprincess92 Chirping

    Jul 12, 2010
    You could put netting for the egg to fall into. At least then it wouldn't brake [​IMG]
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Cecilia KY
    I did move the roost pole yesterday and rearranged the coop a bit for them.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: