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AH Haa! Found her pile of eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvmycritters42, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. luvmycritters42

    luvmycritters42 Chirping

    Sep 28, 2009
    Western WA
    My 7 month Easter Egger has been laying for a couple weeks very sporadically, and not always in the nest box. I just figured she was young and it's winter so 1 or 2 eggs a week was ok. But I have also been keeping my eye out in the yard in case she was laying outside....and today I spotted her "sneaking" off in to the brush by herself. I went to check it out and sure enough...... a nest with 12 eggs!! Now it will be "jail" time to train her to lay in the nest box. fun fun.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010

  2. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Songster

    Jul 27, 2010
    haha poor chicken
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Good luck with that [​IMG]

    I had an EE that would lay her eggs in the trickiest places....3 different times this year I caught her stashing eggs in 3 different spots. Some had over 20 eggs, so I think that she just didn't want me taking them [​IMG]
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

    Sep 26, 2010
    South Georgia
    haha i could imagine going outside and finding 20 eggs! lol JACKPOT
  5. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    Yes! I have an EE hen that likes to lay in a cabinet in the garage. I also have a hen that lays eggs on top of the freezer in the garage and the eggs fall onto the ground.
    Once we had a hen hop into a cabinet. One time, I opened the cabinet to get something and found a dead hen in it with about 30 eggs under her. Poor thing must have jumped in there and the cabinet door closed! I felt so bad, but I guess there's nothing I can do. ):
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010

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