Hens laying eggs under my shed!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick named Lola, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Chick named Lola

    Chick named Lola Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    So I moved a bunch of rocks etc...out of the way so the hens could go under the shaded shed and lay in the cool dirt. They took to this idea right away. Unfortunately, instead of coming back to the coop to lay, they must be laying them under there since I have maybe 1 egg a day all of a sudden.

    Soooo, I close it up, despite the heat and BINGO, I get 4 eggs from my 5 girls! Darnit, I really wanted them to be able to enjoy that, they were having so much fun under there. They have plenty of shade in the big run I just built for them with fans and a fan inside the coop but I felt the earth under there and it is pretty darn cool! I bet there was a lot of bugs too.[​IMG]
  2. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

    Jul 22, 2011
    All Over
    You might consider keeping it blocked until you believe the egg laying is done for the day. In doing that, they cna have a few hours of coolness, and you can have your eggs without having to crawl under the shed with them!

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