Egg hunt fun… or not so much fun.

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.

Published by chickwithawhistle

I am a school administrator by day and a new hobby farmer by night. My family consists of my husband, a farmer boy at heart, and myself, a city girl learning the ropes, along with our two children. We are excited to embark on this new adventure.

2 thoughts on “Egg hunt fun… or not so much fun.

  1. That is funny…at least to someone who doesn’t have to hunt for them 🙂 I didn’t know chickens could be so sneaky!


    1. The funny thing is I’ve asked my husband to go into work late tomorrow so he can watch the chickens to see where they’re heading to during the day. I told him if we wait till the weekend they can have up to 15 eggs hiding in that nest.


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