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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grasjm36, Oct 14, 2009.
Has anyone's girls ever layed an egg while sitting on the roost, possibly at night?
All the time for new layers or if they don't have proper nesting areas.
ETA:Sometimes it can also just kind of be an accident as well..
I have had two "aerial layers". Both times, it turned out they were scared of the other hens and wouldn't get in the boxes because of it. Once I separated them they used the box.
Mine did that a few times, I put a light on a timer to get them up earlier. It seems to do the trick.
I have two that have done that recently because they don't like their new nest boxes.
I have found a couple on the roost also.
They have just started laying this week and I thought maybe they just haven't figured it out yet.
Some go in the boxes and some don't but I guess they will in time.
Had the same issue except the eggs were shell-less. Here's the thread, I got some good information.
If they are young hens, they should figure it out eventually. Good luck!