Decreased Winter Egg Laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ruth, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    At first I was buying into all the posts and information about decreased winter egg laying and accepting my 4 - 5 daily eggs out of 13 chickens.

    Until I found Ruth's nest in horse stable:

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    And the EEs nest in barn crib:

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    And just this week another hidden nest on other side of chicken coop:

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    So they aren't decreasing laying at all - just getting darned sneaky about it.

    Guess I'll have to tie their legs to nest boxes in coop for a few weeks till they learn their lesson. [​IMG]
     
  2. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's a lot of hidden eggs!
     
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you got Easter early.
     
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egg Hunt!!!!!!!
     
  5. All my hens are roosters

    All my hens are roosters Out Of The Brooder

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    Just be careful handling the hidden eggs... they get kind of stinky if they have been there for a while... and explosive!
     
  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Just caught another lone chicken off by an old storage shed we haven't even been in yet (moved here two months ago). Knew she wasn't there for the scenary - look what I found:

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    This is getting ridiculous.

    And yes, All My Hens I am careful about the found eggs. Eventhough this started about two weeks ago and it's still cold here and I'm sure the eggs are still good and probably fresher than store-bought, and none of the eggs are fertile because we don't have a rooster -- I still don't eat them - I cook them for the baby chicks I just hatched and feed them to cats and dogs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008

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