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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaley1, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. shaley1

    shaley1 New Egg

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gray, Maine
    I have three hens that stopped laying eggs in the coop. Every day is like a easter egg hunt around the yard....is this normal??? eggs in the bushes, eggs under junk in the yard....
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I don't think it's normal. Is there something wrong with the nest? Try to figure out why they stopped laying where they were.
  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    It's becoming normal around here. Some days I will have 6 eggs other days I will have 2. And everything inbetween. I have never had this problem before. Nothing has changed either. So I have decide to move their nesting boxes. Maybe they are just tired of laying in the same place. Have you tried putting "fake" eggs where you want them to lay?
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Yes fake eggs (golf balls) are suppose to work wonderfully [​IMG] Good luck
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    My friend has a junkyard down the road about 5 mile he keeps guinea for night watchman he says they lay in the gloveboxes [​IMG] that are open, if the windows are broken or rolled down.

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