- Sep 27, 2020
I don't know if this is right or not I'm a newbie too but when my hands were around that age 6 to 8 months I guess a couple of mine laid two eggs a day for like a month not every day but you know pretty close could that be it just cuz they're youngWho Can Solve This Mystery?
The Plot: I have 8 hens, they're 7 mos old. Four RIR, 3 Barred Rock, 1 Delaware. Average is 7 eggs per day and they lay before noon. One occasionally prefers afternoon laying, and one doesn't lay every day. The 4 RIRs lay perfectly formed, large brown eggs. The 3 Barred Rocks lay light brown, medium, pointy eggs. Each night I check the nest boxes when I lock them up to make sure they're clean and fluffy. Last night? Empty as usual.
The Mystery: At 10 am this morning, there were 13 eggs in the same nest box. 13 brown, perfectly formed, lovely, large eggos.
(oh, +1 light brown, meduim, pointy egg laid in the bunkhouse just now)
Twelve hrs ago - all the nest boxes were empty. Zero eggos.
Now? *poof!* 14 eggos out of 8 hens.! Magic? Or are my hens really bad at math?
The neighbor down the road gets his eggs from me becasue his two old hens don't lay anymore. His hens have never walked the 1/2 mile to my yard.
My best guess: I have confused egg gremlins who donate eggs instead of stealing them. Or I have gremlins who lay eggs. Idk. Help.