Ok that is a little dramatic, but right now my laying hens are driving me nuts. All week my chickens have been in jail, their 64 x 24 foot fenced in run, trying to get the the bottom of the missing eggs. I am still not getting the number of eggs these girls should produce.
I still have a hen who is refusing to lay in the next boxes. She isn’t making a nice nest else where and there is plenty of straw laying around in the coop and the shed that they have access to. No she is still laying on a piece of plywood! Fortunately they are not rolling off and breaking, but strange none the less and confinement isn’t helping.
Yesterday I found two eggs that had been eaten. Meaning my chickens ate the eggs. This is not a good thing. It is something you usually nip right in the bud, before one hen teaches others the valuable stash inside the eggs. I am gathering eggs 3 times a day, so not sure how the sly bugger managed. but on the look out for a hen or hens with shells and yolks on their beaks.
On my best day this week I found 3 eggs in next boxes. This isn’t good.