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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grasjm36, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. grasjm36

    grasjm36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone's girls ever layed an egg while sitting on the roost, possibly at night?
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  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    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..
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    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.
     
  4. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did that a few times, I put a light on a timer to get them up earlier. It seems to do the trick.
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I have two that have done that recently because they don't like their new nest boxes.
     
  6. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. emay4short

    emay4short Out Of The Brooder

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