update on the eggs under the roost

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kelly FG, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Kelly FG

    Kelly FG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted recently about finding several eggs a week under the roost. Someone suggested that sometimes when hens get startled in their sleep they lay from the roost. I thought about that & realized that our motion dector light over the bunny hutch shines right in the side window of the coop. The bunny likes to hop around & turn "his" light on several times a night. I decided to cover that side window with fabric & the eggs under the roost stopped!!!!![​IMG]

    Except this morning there was a blue egg under there but that's ok, it means my EE is FINALLY laying again after going broody in August & moulting after that, I was just so happy to see a blue egg!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  2. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great news, Kelly! I can imagine it would be rather startling to have a light pop on and off throughout the night! What's that rabbit up to anyway, LOL?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wascally wabbit! Glad the mystery is solved along with the problem.
     

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