Chickens psyching me out
Two nights ago I was delighted to find my first eggs, 5 smaller and one larger, in a corner of the coop. I had not been looking for them so we fried them for the dogs due to not knowing how long they had been there. The larger one was a double yolker!! I assume it was one of my production reds, Rose, who is a few weeks older than the others. The other older girls are Americaunas and an Australorp. Anyway, I hastily made up the nesting boxes with straw (I didn't have them ready, figuring it would be another month or so). I see where someone has been in several of them. No more eggs though!! I checked the coop and run and if they are there, I haven't found them. Is that normal for young hens?
I know that seems horribly un-observant of me but I worked (4) 12 hr shifts prior to that and had entered the coop to feed/water and get out. Lori