goldenfingers

Songster
Apr 18, 2019
89
930
108
SE Idaho
Not while they are asleep, but they do lay eggs while roosting. I'm not sure what it is that disturbs their normal egg laying cycle. One cause here has been a hen unable to lay in her favorite egg box; there are plenty of alternatives.:rolleyes:
We've also found a couple eggs out in the yard lately. I almost ran over one of them with the lawn mower yesterday. I'm beginning to think the hens are just getting lazy and don't want to make the trip to the box. They all use the same box, but since there are only three of them you would think they could work out the scheduling. 🤔
 

BY Bob

Proprietor, Fluffy Butt Acres
Premium Feather Member
Jan 1, 2016
11,757
93,772
1,317
Hershey, PA
We've also found a couple eggs out in the yard lately. I almost ran over one of them with the lawn mower yesterday. I'm beginning to think the hens are just getting lazy and don't want to make the trip to the box. They all use the same box, but since there are only three of them you would think they could work out the scheduling. 🤔
You need a better alpha hen to keep everyone in line. I could maybe loan you Sansa. 🤔 She loves telling everyone what to do. 😆
 

MaryJanet

Crossing the Road
Premium Feather Member
Dec 24, 2018
5,230
42,531
957
Adelaide, South Australia
My Coop

Shadrach

Roosterist
Jul 31, 2018
14,821
105,796
1,512
Catalonia, Spain
My Coop
No sign of Tack today.:( Not very happy about this. I expect to lose some each year but not because I can't find their nest.:(
I'm going to have to try to rehome her brother. There is a chance that someone I know who has recently lost their rooster will take him. But, ideally they were looking for an older male.
She may be holed up. The weather isn't helping at all. The chickens don't come out and about in this heat. Fortunately I know where the tribes shelter but to a casual observer they wouldn't know there were chickens here unless the heard them.
 

Shadrach

Roosterist
Jul 31, 2018
14,821
105,796
1,512
Catalonia, Spain
My Coop
We've also found a couple eggs out in the yard lately. I almost ran over one of them with the lawn mower yesterday. I'm beginning to think the hens are just getting lazy and don't want to make the trip to the box. They all use the same box, but since there are only three of them you would think they could work out the scheduling. 🤔
I only find eggs lying around the place when a pullet first starts laying. A not uncommon site is me running behind a pullet half crouched trying to catch the egg she thinks she's laid but hasn't come out!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom