Where are the eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kittyf, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 hens, and two of them have been laying for a couple of weeks. This morning Big Red was in the nest & doing her egg song, then Spot was in there singing loudly. Whitey and Big Karla are not laying right now. I went out to collect the 2 pretty little brown eggs and there was nothing nowhere.

    No eggs or any indication of eggs in the whole coop.

    Here's a pic of eggs for the past few days - but today nada, even though they were on the nest and singing the song. What do you think happened?

    Could it be the neighbors helping themselves? An odd thought, but not impossible...

  2. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2011
    Reno, NV
    I have four hens that lay 3-4 eggs a day for me. A couple of days ago, I got none. I guess they all just cycled around to have the same resting day. And I swear I heard the song out there.

    If that happens often, though, I'd get suspicious.
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    They may have hidden the eggs. I've had birds that I've thought stopped laying but later found a secret nest in the middle of nowhere.
  4. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you - I'll check around some more - but they may be resting - I wouldn't blame them!
  5. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Jefferson County, Al.
    Sometime my hens will sing the egg song before they go in the nest box, decide the time is not right, and go back and lay later. maybe if you check again later you will find eggs.
  6. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did! Samantha (aka Spot) laid a beauty this afternoon! Wow!

    Just sign me nervous chickemom...

  7. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
    wich chicken laid the really Big egg? Ya chickens hide eggs when i was younger we went on an easter egg hunt and a kid found about 30 eggs hidden by a chicken and yelled i hit the jackpot[​IMG]
  8. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too funny! Jackpot indeed!

    Big Red aka Ashley laid the big one. Found a lovely one from her this morning, so I guess life is back to normal, whatever that means around here!


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