found my eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoodEgg, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    I'd been wondering why my girls seemed a little slow getting started, but with this time of year, and the fact that many people aren't getting eggs, or not many, I didn't think much of it. I have 23 pullets, and I was getting about 4-6 eggs per day.

    Well, today we were cleaning out a brush pile, and found a nest of 5 eggs. I saw one of my wayward girls (she escaped yesterday when I wasn't going to free-range them early in the am and disappeared) ... I saw her going under a stand of pampas grass, so I checked. Another 14 eggs! And under another stand of pampas grass, another 7 eggs! (There may be more "treasure troves" around ... it's a large yard with lots of good cover.)

    LOL, I knew the girls didn't particularly like the nest boxes. They apparently didn't like having their hiding places disturbed either though, today I got 11 in the boxes and one dropped on the ground.

    I am going to have to build something new. It's my fault for not doing it sooner. I just have to figure out how to put boxes into my A-frame ... they have to go against the sloped walls and be far enough back to avoid the roosts, so I can't use an actual box. I'm going to have to build it in so I can cut a slant for the wall. Guess I have a new project. At least I (hope!) I took care of the leaks now!


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