Why is she doing this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Southern28Chick, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Turkey (EE) is laying her eggs at night..from the roost. I go in to let them out and everyone is up on the roost and 5 feet below Turkey is a broken blue egg. She's done it twice.
  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    Maybe it's too dark for her to see her way to the nests? I'm only guessing...

    From the very beginning, mine have been doing very well as far as laying in the nests, then yesterday I found one in the middle of the run! What's up with that???
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Seems maybe her "internal clock" is off with the shortening days! LOL!! Hopefully she'll get it worked out!
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I had a couple that started laying about 4:30 a.m. and were laying out of the nests. I left on a light and no eggs. Left the light off a couple of nights and two days later when I went in one had an egg out of the boxes and two others went running for the nest boxes. I decided to leave the light on so they can see the boxes and my early layers have been in the boxes since.
  5. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    I have one that done the same thing.. I was putting my chickens up and they were all on the roost I was doing a head count and "plop" an egg fell from a chicken that was sitting on the roost and and hit the floor.. all the other chickens jumped off the roost and flew over to start eating it.. I grabbed the shell hoping they wouldnt recognize it.. and it was a soft shelled egg.. my layers are a year old and thats the first soft shelled egg I have ever seen from them.. Still ya have to wonder why they drop it off from the roost... Maybe she didnt feel it coming and couldnt get on the nest in time??
  6. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Bear Creek, Wi
    I occasionaly find an egg dropped from the roost as well.
  7. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    Winston Salem, NC
    I had this happen with a few hens in our first flock years ago. They do eventually work it out.[​IMG]

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