If you have been following you know about our problems we've had lately with our chickens. Click here. And here. Well, I checked the Chicken Cam that we borrowed from the neighbor to put see if we could figure out who or what was getting the laying hens eggs. Now we haven't had any eggs get gone since the cam has been up. So I wasn't surprised that I didn't get anything stealing eggs, but I was surprised with the habits of the hens.
I noticed that the hens are always moving around between 2 and 3 am.
The laying hen is the black hen in the middle coup. The hens on the left are our new hens that aren't old enough to lay yet.
I noticed that they start getting up around 5 or 6 am and are all gone by 8 am every morning except for Moma hen.
I also noticed that there was a BIG animal that came in every day, sometimes twice a day, to check on Moma hen.
This BIG animal was my Knox! I caught a picture of him or Hubby every day! Poor Moma hen! I think she'd just like one day where somebody didn't come and move her off her eggs to see if they are still there!
Like I said, nothing has gotten any of the new eggs Moma hen is sitting on. So the Chicken Cam is still up and going! Maybe we'll get a picture of the eggs hatching! Stay tuned...