- Aug 10, 2013
Well, bless her cotton pickin heart. Did I mention her name? It's The Duchess of Blue, we call her Duchess for short. Actually one of my DD calls her Quarter because she says she looks like she's missing some "chicken" being rumpless.
So on to the saga of the day. Yesterday was the egg on the coop floor, broken and eaten. TODAY she sat in one of the nesting boxes for TWO HOURS...only to later hop out and not deposit an egg. Man! What is that all about I wondered!? So she was out of the nesting box for about 15 minutes pecking around with the rest of the girls, then she lets out a quick little "BOK!", and plop the egg hits the ground! So I quick went over and grabbed it, it didn't break thank goodness, and she just goes on her merry way as if nothing happened! This is cracking me up!! (No pun intended.). So, at the very least...she knows to go in a nesting box at least AND this has been two eggs in two days!
Here's a picture of her egg next to my Andalusian and my Chocolate Orpington (both of their eggs are the size of large store eggs).
Whoa, you might have to get her a miniature version of those things they put on parade horses to catch droppings! Hey, so far as she's concerned, it looks like an egg is a dropping!!!!!