I found their STASH!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ninjapoodles, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    All of a sudden, a few days ago, egg production fell off abruptly. After two days of only a couple of eggs, I told Alex that I bet they'd made a nest outside somewhere, since they free-range for more hours than they're locked up each day. We looked EVERYWHERE, no luck.

    Finally found them today. These silly pullets were going into the open turkey pen during the day, and laying their eggs inside the DogLoo that serves as a turkey nesting box. :eek:

    Goobers. We gathered eleven eggs, and moved the doghouse into the chicken yard, promising the turkeys that we'd get them another one before they reach laying age.
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    hehehehe my ameraucanaee hides hers too...she covers them with shavings. Like I won't notice the big mound of shavings. [​IMG]
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  3. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Songster

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    At least you were able to find them before you smelled them!!! lol
  4. mozee68

    mozee68 Hatching

    Jun 10, 2008
    Norhern NJ
    [​IMG] HeHe I just found six in a broken hay bale about an hour ago! I have no idea how long they have been there or what to do with them, but i am on to her now!!!
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    How funny [​IMG] I haven't found an egg yet but I am going to feel so bad when I have to take their eggs from them [​IMG] They try so hard to hide them.
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    LOL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    well, you gotta give her credit for trying!!! [​IMG]
    sneaky hens...they are pretty smart, aren't they! LOL [​IMG]
  7. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    mine were hiding their's under the bushhog [​IMG]
  8. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Quote:LOL I ment that they havent laid any yet
  9. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    South Dakota
    Mine are kept in a coop and enclosed run, but one day I had 3 eggs and now I have been getting 1 or 2 eggs a day. Now we had gotten 2 bown eggs but haven't in the last week. My guess is that she decided to put them somewhere else and I can't seem to find them. It isn't like they have too many places to hide them either. Guess that I will have to go search their run now as they have been laying in the dirt lately, do you suppose that they are covering them up in the dirt???
  10. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    My one hen doesn't hide her eggs- but when I go into the coop to collect them she runs in there with me. As soon as I reach for the eggs, she starts pecking them as hard as she can. She is trying to break them, I think. Then she complains SO LOUDLY as I put them where she can't reach them. She doesnt mess with them as long as they are in the nest- so I don't think she wants to eat them, she just doesn't want me to have them.

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