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My cat is obsessed with rolling eggs

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My duck eggs are on day of incubation (28 days is hatch day).  One egg has been moving and rolling around off and on for almost 2 days.  My Siamese cat China spends all of her time on the counter next to the bator watching the eggs through the viewing window.  :lau

So, has anyone else's cat done this and what did they do when the eggs started hatching?

Bordering on insanity alongside my Border collies and Indian runners.
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Be careful that she doesn't push the incubator off of the counter when the chicks start hatching......
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Or open the lid.  When hatch day is imminent for my chicks, I have to ban the cat from the room.  More than one reader has had issue with a dog, cat, or child interrupting hatch/killing chicklets as hatch date nears.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Thanks for the FYI.  I was thinking I may need to lock her up in the bathroom while I'm at work/asleep over the next few days.  I'd hate for her to destroy an expensive incubator not to mention all the ducklings.  :barnie

 

However it's pretty darn funny to see a cat who isn't allowed on the kitchen counter sitting on the counter watching the bator. . until she sees me- then she runs away until she thinks I'm gone.  :lau

 

The dogs have no clue why I'm obsessed with a Styrofoam box.  :idunnoAnd yes, dogs are locked in the bedroom when I'm at work so no access to the bator when I'm not around. 

Bordering on insanity alongside my Border collies and Indian runners.
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An other issue with a styrofoam box particular to MY cat is that he has a foam fettish.  He's chewed all the corners off of it.  He KNOWS when those egglets are getting ready to hatch.  I bet he hears them LONG before I do.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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