Taking eggs from hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkie-mom, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. silkie-mom

    silkie-mom In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2008
    South central Virginia
    I have silkies, and they are laying like crazy right now.
    However, sometimes when I go out in the evening to collect eggs, one or more of them are laying on them. I don't want them hatching eggs, or even getting broody.

    I have been having to reach under the hens to take the eggs.
    Am I going to mess up my chicken's heads if I do this?
    I prefer to just sneak them out while they are playing outside the coop, but lately they are laying on them longer.

    They get all confused and stand up to look for their missing eggs.
    I feel sort of bad having to do it this way.[​IMG]

  2. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2009
    Don't feel bad. My girls just know it's their job to feed our family. I politely thank them every morning when I collect the bounty.

    I think they understand me anyway...
  3. rosegal

    rosegal Songster

    Dec 6, 2008
    Tustin, CA
    mine will all sit in the box whether the eggs are there or not. I have one that puffs up and sings some pretty songs, I just crab her and give her some love, and let her down. They lay just fine, but I just like to be queen of the box as long as possible.

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