chickens quite laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jeffnsa, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. jeffnsa

    jeffnsa Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    i have three girls that are of age to lay eggs. one RIR started last week in a bucket, the other two (RIR, EE) go into the bucket but don't do anything. last friday i didn't find any eggs in the bucket so i looked around and found a nest of 3 eggs, 2 brown and one green under the shed where they hide during the day. since then only one egg is found in the bucket everyday but nothing from the other two. i have three acres for them to run but i have not been able to find any other nest. is it possible that they laid their first set of eggs and stopped. i'm going to build them a coop for them to hide in for the winter but for now they free range and hang out on a deck railing at night.
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I'll bet they have another secret nest that you haven't found yet.

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