Ah, maybe we can't blame the heat all of the time~

DIMBY

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10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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My girls, too, have gone on strike. Thought for sure it was the heat and humidity (which is unusual for our area). So, gutted it up, told my customers wait a few weeks. Then this am, cleaned out the hen house. and went to get some bagged wood chips I have stored under an overturned water trough. Shock! More than two dozen eggs! The little devils had burrowed underneath it in the area between the trough and the fence where I couldn't see, and I hadn't overturned the trough in about two weeks. So, moral of the story: the heat is certainly a huge factor, but look for the less-obvious areas they could be laying. They are smarter - and more devious - that we think they are!
 

DIMBY

Songster
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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Western Colorado
Yes, I gave them quite a tongue-lashing. Anybody have ideas for giving your girls "time outs?"
 
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ChobeeChickenMommy

Songster
8 Years
Sep 2, 2011
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LOL What little stinkers! I can't wait for my babies to start laying! My DH & I started building their nesting houses today & will hopefully have then done & in the hen house in a few days. <3 They should hopefully start in about 3-4 weeks!
 

peachachecha

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
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Don't be too hard on them - they are tired of sharing their creations all the time!
 

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