Found the EEs hidden nest -- in our front flower box!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coop Deville, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

    Mar 19, 2012
    My two EEs began getting nice and plump a few weeks ago, their combs started getting big, and they started squatting. So I've been looking for eggs in the backyard, where they free range. Didn't find any. It was very confusing because I was sure they should be laying by now.

    Well, yesterday morning I was walking past the flower box near our front door. I found four perfect, green eggs. Turns out the EEs weren't happy with any spots in the backyard to make a nest, even though there's plenty of places, so several times they went through a hole in the fence, walked all the way out front to the "good" soil in the flower box, laid their eggs, and hurried away back through the fence into the backyard!

    Here's a picture:

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Congrats on finding the eggs! [​IMG] Maybe if you plant the eggs you'll grow some EEs [​IMG]
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats! They can be sneaky buggers!

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