No eggs this week!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by savingdogs, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    No eggs this week.

    Worse, I think we have some egg eaters in my flock of chickens!

    I had an issue with this that I thought we had stopped. But I've seen a couple of chickens looking around the empty nests when I've gone to collect. I've got two that are broody (and low on the totem pole) and I've seen the higher-ranking birds (that I suspect as the culprits) trying to push them out of the way see what they are sitting on (actually golf balls!).

    Should I just hold out an egg and see who goes for it? Suggestions? I hate to slaughter too many but I can't have this egg-eating.

    It also has gotten real hot over the last couple of days.....is it possible that they just stopped laying?
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    mine slow down majorly in the heat...
     
  3. ALRwild

    ALRwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it is true that they will stop laying when it gets really hot. You could just put an egg on the ground, and see who goes after it. You could also put a camera in you coop, so you could catch the egg eaters ( if there are any) in action!!!!!
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    True, and are any in molt? Mine are finishing one, and egg production is down.
     
  5. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    No, not molting. My husband and I were just saying we need a coop-cam!
     
  6. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    You might go looking for a hidden nest in cooler places. I just found 10 eggs yesterday in a corner behind the feed can. I thought the big hens were not laying for the last two days since I had moved the teenagers in with them. Nope...just hiding the eggs in a cooler spot.
     

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