Where Are The Eggs?

Still waiting for the pasture fences, so while the girls eat the back yard grass the Rams enjoy the front.

Alder (Wildman) has very wide horns and is healthy and muscular. I can’ wait to move them to their new barn so I can give him his shots and roo his wool.

Killarney has partially shed some of his wool and is showing off his underneath black wool. He is the king of the rams and shows little fear of people, the Commander is the only one who can handle him.

I have been letting the chickens free range for the past few days and they seem to really enjoy it. The Commander has been going out at around 6 pm and just kind of scoots them all, led by Leopold, back into the coop area. The egg production on Friday and Saturday was fine but today I only got three eggs (out of 8 hens), what happened?

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10 comments on “Where Are The Eggs?

  1. Rosie says:

    Having the same problem, just let mine out for the first time last Thursday, after getting them a week and a half ago. We now have no eggs at all LOL! Someone is obviously going across the world stealing eggs!

  2. Teresa says:

    Certainly sounds like they've found a lovely new hiding place for laying their eggs. Now it can be just like an Easter egg hunt!

  3. Let us know how it goes, I'm waiting for our eggs. So excited I can't even say…

  4. NancyDe says:

    Same thing happened to me when I started letting them out – I think they're hiding those eggs somewhere.

  5. Oh no, are they laying outside now? My egg production is way down because we have the 4 mama hens and 2 broody hens. We are getting 4 eggs a day now. That's very bad for 13 non-broody, non-mama hens. I don't know what's up, but haven't had time to figure it out!!! Let me know if you figure out if your hens are laying outside!

  6. Chai Chai says:

    Rosie – Either that stopped laying or they got lazy and laid them in the brush. I can't have that as the wild animals will over run the place. If they can't behave they won't be able to free range.Teresa – I will have to go hunting tomorrow! Where will I find the time…Lana – Nothing like home raised farm eggs, you will love them.Nancy – I didn't let them out today and got 6 eggs but they were HUGE! I wonder if the trade off is worth it?Lynn – You can't afford to have eggs laying around at your place, it is like a chickens nightmare there; fox, racoons, skunks, owls, etc…..

  7. Danni says:

    Ok, really??! I thought this was just a conversation going on at my house! My girls have been consistentlyblaying between 6 and 8 eggs a day for the last month and a half and, all of a sudden, I'm getting, like, 3. Honey hasnt laid in over a week and a half – I was just about to do a post on it! Are all our chickens in cahoots and playing a trick on us ALL??!! 🙂

  8. Chai Chai says:

    Danni – I put the chickens in time out until production increases! Either they learn to lay in the nest boxes or no free ranging….wait, they aren't children….wait, children don't listen either.

  9. Lol, chickens in "time-out"! Love it! 🙂 yes, all the chickens are in cahoots- when we turn our backs they all start emailing each other on chick-phones…We even had a weasel show up here. It's like being out in the woods. Wait, we are out in the woods…

  10. Chai Chai says:

    Lynn – My two guinea girls have given me 1 egg each per day for almost 2 months now, I count them as a bonus. Weasels are nasty business and can get into almost anything, watch your chickens.

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