I have always tried to stay out of their sight, but lately I have been braving it because it's not fair to Duckling to have to stay inside all day. Children deserve to play and explore... Even when the exploration is picking up every stick, and pointing out every pile of poop.
I don't want them harassing me again. My day has been destroyed because of them, I didn't need the rest of the day made worse.
Yesterday, I collected one duck egg and one chicken egg. One of the hens was still in the box, One of the hens was still in the box cob so I put the chicken egg underneath her so I wouldn't have to carry it around. Duckling had the duck egg.
I just got the eggs, and there were only six. That is a perfect day, and that leaves no room for any chicken eggs yesterday. I had perfect days this entire week, so it's possible that yesterday was not perfect. It is possible that today wasn't perfect too. I'm just not buying that the numbers are exactly what they should be for one day (Not counting that I have a duck egg for both days).
I have always suspected that someone was eating eggs, but it's never the same hen that I suspect. Also, I have never seen a mess due to broken eggs/eaten eggs. I just see missing eggs.