chickens eggs missing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ericmcginn5, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chirping

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    i have 5 chickens sexlinks and i let them run around my back yard if im home in the day time. but i have noticed that when i let them out i get less eggs then when i leave them in the coop is this becose they dont lay when i let them out or did they find a place to lay the eggs in my yard
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    That is exactly what is going on. Seems like in hot weather mine have secret spots in cool shady areas that they like to lay. Listen for the 'egg song' as well as do a big patrol of their range area concentrating on deep shady areas - under bushes, etc.
     
  3. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chirping

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    we have a deck in the back yard should i check under it
     
  4. I would check every where [​IMG]
     
  5. ericmcginn5

    ericmcginn5 Chirping

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    if i put a spot od hay somwere will they lay in it if i put it in the shade
     

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