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Pictures of what a chicken looks like laying an egg!

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Went in to do regular morning things the other day, saw my pretty little Ameraucana peeking out at me from the nest, you know I just had to get a picture of her.  Well, she was closer than I thought she was, so stayed and invaded her privacy.  She didn't mind too much. tongue  Pictures coming.... hope this first picture will post right away.. she is peeking at me while pushing  http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/CynthiaWor/002-13.jpg
  Here she is pushing pretty hard..making her cute little squeaky push noises   http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/CynthiaWor/005-3.jpg
Now she is standing up to push, and really making her squeaky noise.. notice why nest boxes need to be high enough for them to stand to push...I can see that she was sitting on "Little Reds" egg..  http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/CynthiaWor/006-6.jpg
  And there it is!http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/CynthiaWor/007-10.jpg
I think it's cute how they scoot it over to be by the other egg or eggs that were already there..she was happy where she put the egg..then left..no chicken song from this girl.. http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd463/CynthiaWor/008-5.jpg


Edited by Cynthia12 - 12/17/11 at 8:42am
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post #2 of 27

aw, thats great. thanks for posting. and what a beautiful girl you have big_smile

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Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
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Thank you!  Everyone always wants to know, what kind is she??   When I say blue, they say what?   Or they ask..what's that gray bird, she's pretty.  wink

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if i may add to your post here is another view

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_048.jpg


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_049.jpg


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_050.jpg


i think they push the egg next to the other eggs because its a challenge.they're sizing each other's eggs up. lol


Edited by MANOZ - 12/17/11 at 3:28pm
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Very cool pictures!  Didn't know that about the nesting boxes needing to be high enough to allow them to push.

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Thinking of medicating your birds? STOP!! Please research this forum before giving your birds meds. The wrong medicine can make a chicken worse. Your bird may not even be sick! Lots of normal chicken behaviors are mistaken for illness by new chicken keepers. THINK BEFORE YOU MEDICATE.

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if i may add to your post here is another view

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_048.jpg


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_049.jpg


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56493_latest_050.jpg


i think they push the egg next to the other eggs because its a challenge.they're sizing each other's eggs up. lol


Wow! Now that's a view!  I've seen it on youtube, but not one here..lol...  I think you are right..sizing up each others egg size..it sure looks like that's what my girl was doing..maybe that's why she isn't singing the egg song yet..she lays the smallest because she just started laying last month.  lol

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post #7 of 27

Very cool, thanks for the pics! popwoot

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One day last summer I pulled up a chair and watched for a couple hours so I could figure out which pullet laid which egg.  It was quite interesting.  I learned that chickens are not modest at all and didn't mind my getting up close and personal.  Great pics - and a beautiful bird!

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Oh, owww! Makes you feel even more grateful for those eggs, doesn't it! Thank you my chickie's! epbowjumpy

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Proud Animal Mama of 2 pups (a Chi/Rat Terrier Mix & a Chug); 2 Tabby Cats & 1 Feral Kitten; 2 Cockatiels; 15 Hens (5 Ameraucana's, 4 Golden Sex Links, 4 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Laced Polish & 1 Blue Orpington), 2 Unknown Bantam Chicks, 1 Blue Orpington Rooster; 8 Chinese Brown/Swan Geese (2 Gander & 6 Geese); 2 Peahens & 1 Peacock, 1 Quarter Horse Gelding & 1 Morab Horse Gelding
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post #10 of 27

My girls always yell at me... I guess even lady birds need privacy. Lol

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