Only lay for me ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rennie, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Derbyshire, England
    I swear my chickens switch off laying when im not the one looking after them,

    Ive been away for 4 days and my brother has been doing the daily chores with them and he says he has had no eggs at all..
    I came back last night and went to see them ..gave them clean water etc ....and this morning, what's there waiting for me? .. a nice big fat egg,

    This has happened a few times when i go away .. It has to be more than coincidence.. Its like they know im their boss and i have the eggs ..noone else [​IMG]
  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Maybe having a 'stranger' in their coop makes them nervous and they hold off on the eggs until you, the 'right' person shows up?
    Just a weird, random thought.
  3. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    You are their protector roo and they are too stressed to lay when you go away.

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