False Alarm "Egg Layers"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buffyfluffy17, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. buffyfluffy17

    buffyfluffy17 Chirping

    Jun 13, 2014
    Hello, Buffyfluffy 17 here. I have a few questions about my layer hens. I have recently been checking for eggs around 3 times per day and I will often see 1-3 hens in the laying box from the morning to noon hours. So, if I see 3 hens in the box in the morning, I expect to see 3 eggs where they were. However, it apparently is not as it seems because later on, I find 1 or 2 eggs instead of all 3 eggs expected of my hens to lay. I try not to disturb them and I have pet them before when sitting down, but I now just close the henhouse door and let them go on with their business. Does anyone know why my some of my hens seem to be having "False Alarms" when I think they are laying an egg? I would appreiciate any answers greatly!

  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Mine do the same. ( 1 yr olds) I remind myself, Don't count your eggs before they're laid!
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop

    Mine do the same, some will sit in nests several times before actually laying.

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