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Why Hens Lay Eggs Outside their Nest

Why Hens Lay Eggs Outside their Nest

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When one or more hens do not use the nests, it can be due to different factors, both environmental and behavioral, or habits. In some cases, a hen that begins to lay her eggs in places outside the nest can be very difficult to correct. However, there are factors that must be taken into account to prevent and eliminate this behavior. In general, a hen prefers to lay her eggs in nests, since she assimilates them as suitable places to lay her eggs due to space, protection, climate, and light. But if the bird assimilates some other place with better characteristics, it can opt for that other nest, even if it was under a number of boards. Hen Habits before Laying Eggs When a young hen begins its laying stage, it begins to “investigate” the most suitable places that can serve as nests. This...