Silly egg question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amymarie1221, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. amymarie1221

    amymarie1221 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2016
    Woodland, WA
    Does anyone else feel like if they keep checking their nesting boxes for eggs the chickens will lay less? Hahaha it probably has nothing to do with it, but I've been getting 5-7 eggs a day ( from 13 hens). I was off work today and checked the coop three times. I only got 4 eggs today! I feel like it's happened before. I'm probably just overthinking it, I was just wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Same philosophy as a watched pot never boils maybe.[​IMG]
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  3. Compton Farm

    Compton Farm Just Hatched

    Jan 31, 2017
    Jeanerette Louisiana
    Yes, it always seems to be that way. The more you check for eggs, the more you are interupting them. I always think about it as, would you want to take a poop with someone watching you?
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Possible that if you're usually not around much,
    then suddenly are in and out of the coop all day,
    it could be disturbing them.

    Or could be a coincidence.

    If you keep a record of egg production, that data might offer a clue.

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