How do I keep hen from hiding her eggs?

FathertoFeathers

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I have a game hen that is always hiding her eggs. She will only lay in the coop if she has at least 8 eggs that she has already played there. She hides them all over the yard and then tries to go broody. Im worried that she's going to go broody and I won't be able to find her but raccoons or possums will. She's not really tamed and she is scared to death of me. She was a rescue I got and is deathly scared of people. Id like to be able to collect her eggs but every time I take some she just abandons her nest and hides her eggs.
 

BigBlueHen53

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How bbig an area does she have? Does she free range all the time? Perhaps she needs to be confined to a small run adjacent to her coop. Put golf balls or fake eggs in the nests, she should then lay her eggs there. After a while this will become her habit but it may take time. Good luck!
 

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