Grrrr silly bird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ridgefire, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a bunch of hidden eggs. I swear these birds are going to be the death of me.

    I didn't really think much about it when my egg production dropped for the last 4 days. I have been missing around 3-4 eggs a day

    Well I found them. They were buried in the nest box. I used wood shavings in the nest boxes. The one nest usually has around 9 eggs a day in it. But for some reason I was only getting 3 from it. Well today I was collecting and grabbed the three eggs from the nest but I noticed a bit of white sticking up through the shavings. So I uncovered it and there was another egg, ok no biggie. I grab that one, there was another buried by it, then another and another. I found 10 eggs in this box. Neatly buried in the shavings. The little turds weren't burying all the eggs, they were leaving me just enough to be happy I was getting eggs and not put much thought into the drop of production. Who ever said chickens were dumb obviously never owned a chicken. I do think I need to redesign the nest box, I have like 4 inches of shavings in the bottom of the nests.

    I just know I am going to get the stink eye when I go in to get eggs tomorrow.
     
  2. PQ4evr

    PQ4evr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They were saving a few for themselves.
     

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