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post #11 of 15
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Oh yes!! Me too!! My husband thinks it's weird that I go catch those wood roaches in our wood pile to feed the feathery dinosaurs!! 

post #12 of 15
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SHE LAAAAAAIIIID!!!:celebrate       I'm so happy! I feel guilty taking it out though! SHould I leave it in there for a while!? 

 

Congrats!  Collect them often, don't feel guilty!  You can give a treat if you like, they will never turn down treats.

 

Eggs in the nest making hens go broody is a myth.  If a hen is set on brooding, she will sit whether there are eggs or not.  But chickens are curious creatures, and they peck at things they are curious about, so you don't want them breaking the egg.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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post #13 of 15
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She basically laid that thing and went back into the yard! I did go bring her some treats, well all of them anyhow! Even though this is the first egg, I am probably going to continue being excited every time! It's so neat! I have been saving egg cartons since March!

post #14 of 15
Egg collection never gets old.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 7th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
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 But chickens are curious creatures, and they peck at things they are curious about, so you don't want them breaking the egg.

Because if they do break the egg, and find out that eggs are delicious, they might make it a habit ...... and that would be unforgivable.

"Where there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice." - G.K. Chesterton

 

 "What we achieve too easily, we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Burke

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"Where there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice." - G.K. Chesterton

 

 "What we achieve too easily, we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Burke

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