In the past two days, I have found two eggs on the floor of the coop. Yesterday late afternoon, when I went out to check (we got 7 eggs!!) there were no eggs in the end nest box (they don't like that one much- I think it's too exposed) two eggs in the middle box and 4 in farthest box (against the wall). And there, on the floor next to the wall almost in front of the next box, was an egg. Hmm... I wondered if the prime nest boxes were occupied and someone couldn't wait. Ok, no problem.
Then this evening I went out to check. None in the end again, one in the middle and three in the far box. Not too bad for the first of December. But, when I turned to check to make sure they have enough food, there on the floor, right by the feeder, was another brown egg.
Now I'm really confused. Two consecutive eggs on the floor?? Could I have a new layer who is inexperienced? I thought all the girls were laying already (although with almost everyone laying brown eggs, it's hard to tell) but I've never had everyone lay on the same day- the max I've ever gotten was 8. Or could there be something else that is making one of the girls lay on the floor? Anyone with more chicken expertise, feel free to weigh in! Until this, I haven't found any eggs on the floor since September when most everyone started laying. I think most of the girls laid their first on the floor and then figured it out.
Or, maybe, as K11 suggested, someone is just sad because of Buffy and is protesting. Um, yeah.
Oh, and it's snowing here. We're not supposed to get more than an inch and it's supposed to get back near 40 tomorrow. What weird weather we're having.