Finally found the eggs! and not anymore~!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamagardener, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mamagardener

    mamagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I have 8 chickens, one of which has been laying since the beginning of August. We were getting 2 or 3 a day in the nestbox. Two of our Cinnamon Queens were laying everyday, and the other one and the EE's weren't.

    Well today I let all of them outside. About a half hour later I noticed two were missing. I realized they must be laying somewhere, and sure enough in a nice little area in front of the house behind some hosta plants, was a laying chicken and one waiting to lay. When they moved I counted 18 eggs. I was so excited, here I was beginning to think some of them would never lay. Now I just have to work on getting them to lay in the coop in one of the 6 nestboxes we have.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  2. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    Holy Easter Egg Hunt Batman!

    Glad you found their stash, and I'm sure you'll be able to get them to relocate their efforts [​IMG]
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    How eggciting! Glad you found it. HOpefully you can get them to lay in the nesting box with no problems!
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    And I was excited about one [​IMG] Hopefully they will figure the nest boxes out soon.
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    They sure did not make it easy for you!! Glad they are laying.....[​IMG]
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Now can you come over and find where ours are laying?
  7. lovetocook

    lovetocook Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    Washington, NJ
    Perhaps a trip to New Jersey to help me find mine too!![​IMG]
  8. mamagardener

    mamagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I moved those first eggs, and now they are laying somewhere else. I am trying to find them, I even kept the chickens in the coop until about 11 a.m. . The same 2 are laying in the nestbox, and heaven knows where the other 6 are laying. Any ideas on what to do?
  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Maybe keep them in the coop and run, and not let them free range for a week; until they get the idea. [​IMG]
  10. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    And back to your Columbo work, following them around until they give up the new hiding place!

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