Hen laying while sleeping/roosting?
I have a hen that appears to be laying her eggs from the roost (anywhere from 2-4 feet off the ground). At first I thought she was just nesting underneath the roosts and laying eggs . . .which didn't make a lot of sense because it's pretty poopy under there, and just a few feet away it is nice and nest-like. Those eggs were still intact . . .apparently cushioned by the deep litter I have under the roosts.
The last two days I have discovered the eggs smashed onto a step-like thing I have under the higher roost. So, these eggs are definitely being dropped from above (from the roost). They are just smashed on the side that hits the wood. I think she is laying them while in the air.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? What can I do to stop it?
I always find these eggs first thing . . . so if it is not a middle-of-the-night type thing, it is first thing in the AM.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.