Alright who moved the eggs!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JakRat, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    SOoooo I went into the coop this morning to find that the eggs I had moved there (they were scattered in the coop only 2 though) where not in the nest. I was like great they ate them... but when I looked in the shavings around the nest I found that SOMEBODY had moved them out... I didnt even know hens could do this! Why would they move eggs... there is plenty of room in the box.
     
  2. urban escapee

    urban escapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, one morning I found the ceramic egg kicked out of the nest, I was pretty impressed I have to tell you.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hens OFTEN move eggs. They steal them from each other, too!

    I actually witnessed my broody hen moving eggs and have a photo of it... They tuck the eggs under their "chins" into their fluffy bosoms and shuffle over to where they want to set on 'em.

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    In that photo, she's moving a green egg over the lip of the nest box.
     
  4. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:LOL never a dull moment!

    I am concerned that maybe my banty rooster moved them... When I opened up the coop my rooster and two easter eggers who arent laying yet were up there and they had a look on their face that said "BUSTED!"
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Probably not the rooster. Roos WILL get into nests and suss them out for hens, especially pullets close to laying. They get into the nests, turn around, and cluck to the girls to say, "Look, this is a good place to lay eggs, sweetie!"
     
  6. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    Quote:hehehehehehe super cute [​IMG]
     
  7. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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