An egg in the hand

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Rustico, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Rustico

    Rustico Out Of The Brooder

    Hi everyone,

    Have any of you guys ever had a hen lay an egg in your hand? I managed it once. When one of my hens settled down to lay, I sneaked my hand into the box real quietly. After a couple of minutes, she stood up - and laid the egg right there in my hand. They all stand up at the moment of laying, I am told, and of course the egg comes out wet, soft and warm! Go on - try it sometime, it's an experience to remember.

    Alec
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    My hens liked to all lay in the same 4 nest boxes and I had a lot of hens, so I went frequently collected eggs and often found a hen busy in the box when I did. I sometimes put my hand under a hen at exactly the wrong moment and got a fresh laid egg and a slightly embarrassed hen [​IMG] I stopped for awhile when I once nearly took the egg from a hen's vent! It was half out when I felt it and when I investigated and felt the vent area I quite horrified!
     

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