"BUSTED" found 24 eggs in two different clandestine nests today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ozark_chickies, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Songster

    Jun 19, 2011
    Yes it is lockdown for 2 weeks. DH came home from the store and noticed 8 eggs in a nest in the flower bed in front of where he parks his truck. So we decided to look around the yard and yep we found a second clutch of 16 in the garden. A third spot was found in tall grass that had been wallowed out for third nest that did not have any eggs in it. Don't know if it was in the proccess of being built or if they had laid there and it had been raided but it was definatly a nest. We have noticed our egg count had been dropping but we figured it was just the hens not laying some days. We dont let them out to free range till around 2pm. So it is lock down for at least 2 weeks to get them back to laying in the hen house. [​IMG]

  2. nickie

    nickie Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    See, and I'm worried about missing my first eggs and thought I was safe keeping the in coop/run until 2. Sigh, guess I need to check the shrubs along the property line just to make sure.

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