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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aub, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Aub

    Aub In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Where would one start looking for a secret egg stash? I don't know if anyone has laid an egg yet but I have a sneaking suspicion that Tinkerbell may have. She's been acting different and she squats for me. I even felt her rear to see if it felt different than the other chickens' and it does. The bones are wider, almost twice as wide as Buffy's.

    Where do chickens like to lay eggs? Do they cover them up or just leave them laying about? Am I going to have to follow her around all day watching to see where she goes?

  2. honda_DT

    honda_DT In the Brooder

    May 12, 2011
    mostly once they have been layed they don't try and cover them up, or atleast i have never seen them cover their eggs. And some good places to look are warm, small, out of sight [​IMG] , and off the ground (ie. anything that is lower than 5' tall but higher than 1' off the ground.

    Hope I helped [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  3. Mama_hen

    Mama_hen In the Brooder

    May 11, 2011
    You probably need to watch where she goes, lol... It's like an Easter egg hunt, my husband says. Since we made their nesting beds they lay in them, sometimes all in one nest. Mine all started about 30 weeks or so, but I did have one that started laying around 23 weeks. I have 10 and not all lay, their about 38 weeks. Hope you find her stash, they'll last up to 2 weeks outside the frig, not washing them of course, that's what I've been told. I really know how you feel, they're like our kids, we can't follow them to see what their into, but we will one day find out... LOL...[​IMG]
  4. GAchick

    GAchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    behind things, under things, in deep grass...
  5. Aub

    Aub In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    Quote:Great... That's my entire yard!
    Do they always lay in the morning?

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