free range hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by axiom229, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. axiom229

    axiom229 New Egg

    Apr 10, 2012
    quick inquiry -

    for a few months, there has been a flock of free range hens and a rooster that visit my garden everyday.

    yesterday, as i was playing with my daughter, we ran past our butterfly garden. we startled a hen, who flew out of the bushes and then we saw 7 eggs!

    is this normal? and will they return to the same spot? or was that a one time thing?

    i checked today and there were no eggs in that spot.
  2. TheRookie

    TheRookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    They probably would return but it sounds like some sort of predator got the eggs. Since there were so many eggs, either the hen was broody (trying to hatch eggs) or that was just a favorite spot to lay. Good luck!

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