eggs in the weeds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GeneB, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. GeneB

    GeneB New Egg

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    I have 3 hens about 2 years old. They live in a large fenced area with a coop. I have two nesting boxes in the coop. All of sudden last week there were no eggs in the boxes. I looked around outside and found a bunch of them in one nest in the weeds. I disturbed the nest, now they have found another area of weeds to lay in. I've done nothing new to the coop. They sleep there fine every night. What should I do?
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shut them in the coop for a few days to 'reboot their program'!
     
  3. GeneB

    GeneB New Egg

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    Thanks. I was thinking about doing that. They just are not going to like it!!
     
  4. lbartsch

    lbartsch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having a similar issue! I guess I'll try locking them in for a day or two.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like someone is going broody
     

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