Where's the eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happymedium, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. happymedium

    happymedium Hatching

    Sep 15, 2009
    My chickens free range. I have 8 hens, 2 roos and a guinea fowl. I let them out around 10am - and back in the coop they go at around 6-7pm. They were doing great at laying in the morning - and I'd collect the eggs as they'd head out for the day.

    The past few days - no eggs. I've been watching thier regular route - and haven't been able to find any eggs. It's a bit like a daily easter egg hunt, and getting old. [​IMG]

    How can I encourage them to lay in a certain area while they are out and about?

    They seem to roam on about 3 acres of hilly land.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Somebody hads success here, putting outside free standing nest boxes in their yard for the free ranging chickens.

    Imp- I'll look for that thread.
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    [​IMG] from Wisconsin!

    You could leave them in for a few days. Then you can see if they are just laying a little later.

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