Egg song in stero coming from the woods

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Carolyn, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out early this am because I had a rehab appointment trying to get back to full speed after a broken ankle. My hens are just getting to look to me for their needs instead of to DH who took care of them all summer. I planned to let them out when I got home, close to the regular time. All except two flew over the fence and decided to start free ranging early. Only one of them ever has a problem flying in or out. I have 8 hens and get from 4 to 8 eggs per day.

    When I came home there was one egg. Shortly afterwards I heard the egg song coming from the woods and it was a duet. I know they sometimes sing when they haven't laid one but I am afraid they decided to lay in the woods and I only have 12 acres of woods that I can't even safely negotiate yet. Those nest boxes better be full tomorrow. I just shared eggs with family and I have baking to do!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    .... and sometimes when they lay in the woods, they also go broody there!
     
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and my hens make a point to only go broody when there is no roo on the place!
     
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a nest with 8 eggs under some shrubs this morning. They were all fresh eggs. Hopefully mystery solved and I didn't make a mistake in taking all the eggs. It is actually closer to the house than the chicken house is; maybe they were just trying to be helpful! l
     

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