WHY IS MY EGG CRACKED

chickensnever

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 25, 2012
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I have 6 hens 2 are laying but the last one just started, and the 2 eggs it has given me have both been cracked like dropped, So I really looked today and it seems she is pushing all nesting to one side and laying straight on to the wood.
WHAT SHOULD I DO!!!!!!!
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
Try and put a flat piece of cardboard or rubber shelf liner down, under the nesting materials. That may cushion the egg's fall, and maybe she won't be able to push it aside.
 

chickensnever

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 25, 2012
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I can stable it down maybe like a pillow case doubled up, thanks so much new to this. Adding on fast started with 3 and 2 days later got 3 more now going to go ahead and get 6 more so I have 12. Still learning but have enjoyed the last week and a half alot hanging out with my chickens
 

carolinasculpture

Songster
10 Years
Mar 21, 2010
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Hi! I had one do this when she first started. I lined the bottom of the nest boxes with sheets of craft foam. Turned out to be handy, makes them very easy to clean when necessary!
 

chickensnever

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 25, 2012
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Thank you so much I went and found old pillow cases figured I would need at least 2 so I can clean one but the craft foam sounds super
 

americanvalkyrie

Songster
8 Years
Nov 20, 2011
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Reno, NV
Try and put a flat piece of cardboard or rubber shelf liner down, under the nesting materials. That may cushion the egg's fall, and maybe she won't be able to push it aside.
Ooh, thanks for the idea. I have the same problem, and I've just been rearranging the bedding all the time. I like the idea of a shelf liner.
 

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