So lately my next batch of chicks are now at laying age and they’ve been doing pretty good with giving me eggs everyday or every other day. What I started noticing though is that my leghorns were laying everyday but I wasn’t always finding their eggs. I have three leghorns and first I started getting three white eggs everyday. Then I started getting two white eggs everyday. Then I was down to one egg everyday. And what I started noticing is that those leghorns we’re jumping over the fence and adventuring off everyday.
And so finally on a weekend I was able to observe and watch where the leghorns went.
To my surprise the leghorns had created a nest on the outside of the fence hiding in the tall grass. When I discovered their nest they were approximately eight or nine eggs lying there. So I picked up all the eggs and thought I had got the situation under control. What I discovered the next couple days is at the chicken stop laying eggs there. I started finding eggs and other random spots around the barn.
Well now it has been a few days and now they are 0 white eggs in my barn and 0 white eggs in that old nest and I am guessing they have found a new spot to lay and now I’m having to hunt all over the yard to try to figure out where the new spot is. What was semi humorous to me a few days ago is now getting more and more frustrating. I had even put a fake egg in the nest hoping that they would return to that nest. It did not work.
Getting a little frustrated that I can’t find the new nest of leghorn eggs.