Eggs found!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oldchickenlady, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I have been getting 3-4 eggs daily for over a month now (11 hens) and was kinda wondering when I would find more. One day last week I got 5. Then back to 3. I just figured that my other hens just hadn't started laying yet. So yesterday I go pick up some round bales of hay and when I went to unload them up by my horse pasture, I found 5 eggs between 2 slats on one of the pallets that I stack my bales on. Yaay, more eggs. Then, I saw one of my hens sitting up against the garage foundation behind some decorative fencing that I had leaned up against the wall. When she left I found 7 eggs! Those sneaky little girls have been too lazy to go back to the coop! So...yesterday I made over my nest box situation and made them more choices. They were laying BEHIND my nest buckets that I had set up under my poop board. Now they have 2 buckets set up on concrete blocks under the poop board, 1 milk crate hung from the wall, and 1 old canvas folding chair...and they are locked into the coop and run for the weekend to teach them to lay in the coop! I dont really care if they lay in the nest boxes or not, just lay in the coop! I don't have time to run all over 7 acres looking for eggs!
  2. roverjohn

    roverjohn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Welcome to freeranging.
  3. Chickmano

    Chickmano Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2010
    I'm having the same problem, 12 hens 3-4 eggs a day. I've looked everywhere but can't find anymore eggs. I hope yours get the hint!
  4. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2010
    Cincinnati Oh
    Back when my girls were new layers i had the same problem. The thing that worked for me was to not let them out till they all seemed to be finished laying (lil before noon) and i put some golf balls in the nest and they eventually did it by themselves and i could let them out when ever i wanted.

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