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post #11 of 18
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Really?!?! Every bird I've ever seen laying, and I've seen quite a few, stood up at least halfway when that egg was ready to come out and drop.

They nestle down before and often afterwards, but not at the actual emergence.

Same,All of my pullets do a little squat.

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post #12 of 18
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Really?!?! Every bird I've ever seen laying, and I've seen quite a few, stood up at least halfway when that egg was ready to come out and drop.

They nestle down before and often afterwards, but not at the actual emergence.

 

 

Yep, that is the first chicken I have seen lay an egg standing up.  

 

Obviously I do not see all the eggs my gals lay but I have seen a few and every single one of them has been laid while nestled down into the nest box.  That probably also explains why the eggs quite often get stuck to their fluffy butts and they end up dropping them in the coop or run etc.  Because they are nestled and the egg is wet, as it dries it sticks to their feathers.

 

I bailed up one of my Pekins [bantam Cochins] in the garden once with her egg nicely attached to her butt feathers :lau

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #13 of 18
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Really?!?! Every bird I've ever seen laying, and I've seen quite a few, stood up at least halfway when that egg was ready to come out and drop.

They nestle down before and often afterwards, but not at the actual emergence.

 

 

Yep, that is the first chicken I have seen lay an egg standing up.  

 

Obviously I do not see all the eggs my gals lay but I have seen a few and every single one of them has been laid while nestled down into the nest box.  That probably also explains why the eggs quite often get stuck to their fluffy butts and they end up dropping them in the coop or run etc.  Because they are nestled and the egg is wet, as it dries it sticks to their feathers.

 

I bailed up one of my Pekins [bantam Cochins] in the garden once with her egg nicely attached to her butt feathers :lau

Huh.....do they have room to stand up in the nests?

When stalking the pullets, their standing up is always my clue to get closer to see what drops.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #14 of 18

Hey aart, you have me intrigued now; I thought all chickens did this.

 

Yep, they have plenty of room in the nest boxes to stand up; being in Aus with a sub-tropical climate they have a kind of open air coop and nest boxes:

 

 

The backboard that Blondie is perched on is what I use to cover the nest boxes when they are broody; it does not stop Blondie planking though ;)

 

 

Could it be that I have short legged bantams and standing up is not going to make much difference? Besides the bantam Langshan, they are all low to the ground with not much daylight between body [feathers] and feet :hu

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #15 of 18

I dunno???<shrugs>mebee it's dem short legs.


Edited by aart - 12/16/16 at 2:37pm

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #16 of 18
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I dunno???<shrugs>mebee it's dem short legs.

 

Or, it could be something to do with being 'down under' chickens :lau

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #17 of 18
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I dunno???<shrugs>mebee it's dem short legs.

 

Or, it could be something to do with being 'down under' chickens :lau

They're clinging to the earth?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #18 of 18
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They're clinging to the earth?

 

:yuckyuck  Yep, lets go with that explanation ;)

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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