- Sep 14, 2009
OK - at the risk of looking like a complete idiot chicken owner, I have discovered that my four free range hens are laying eggs somewhere other than their Coop. They are about 26 weeks old and started laying slow, or so I thought. Then I was convinced I had at least one, if not two roosters since I was getting so few eggs. I would find maybe one egg a day in their coop, in the nest, where they go at night. Then we had an incident, about two weeks ago, where the coop was not closed, something got in an killed one. After that, for a week or so I was getting one, very soft, egg. Soon it moved back to my one egg a day (but never in the nest). Tonight, while working in the yard, I discovered, in my Black Eyed Susans TONS of eggs! I mean, like 2 dozen. I had no idea they were laying there or even how long this has been going on. The flowers are really high, so I would hardly notice the chickens or eggs in them. How can I get them to stop laying there and move to their coop? I would appreciate ANY advice. I let them out every morning to free range and coop them every night. Thanks.