They were laying, now there not.. Help?

Hunta

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I have 2 chickens and they started laying about 3 weeks ago. I get two eggs a day, but lately I haven't gotten any.They go in the coop sometimes for a while like they are about to lay, but end up leaving the coop without a egg in it. Is that normal? Are they laying the eggs somewhere else? If you know anything about this please help. Thanks
 

ChirpyChicks1

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There is always a chance they are laying somewhere else. Where are you located? With the declining daylight we're getting to about that time when they will quit laying for winter
 

Judy

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If you wonder whether they are hiding their eggs, they probably are. Under a bush is a typical spot. I had one hen who loved to lay in an open top cardboard box in a corner of the shop. They like spots you can't see just walking by. It's also possible you have an egg thief like a snake, rat or skunk; lots of little critters that are too small to hurt the chicken like their eggs. Where I live, if I'm not getting eggs, there is probably a rat snake hanging around.
 

Hunta

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Thanks, Ill go look around in the morning.
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