Blackie the hen decides nest boxes aren't good enough for her!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by K-12 Chickens, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blackie my hen(I think a Black Star)has chosen to nest in the garage using an old blanket and grill instructions as nesting material(even though there's several bales of fluffy straw in the garage too)! It's so funny watching her carefully pull together her "nest" so her little eggie will be safe. She is probably my favorite hen out of the bunch. [​IMG] Here's a picture of her:

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  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww that sound cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute.

    my buff orphington millie would lay her eggs in a wheel barrel, but after a few forced visits to the nesting box she got the picture.
     
  4. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sweetie. Mine are currently laying their eggs in a VERY thorny bush! [​IMG]
     
  5. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's almost always a rebel or two in everyone's flock. [​IMG]
     
  6. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got a picture of Blackie in the act:
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  7. ChicaChicken

    ChicaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow she is soooooo pretty!!!!! I want one!
     
  8. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha that's funny! I have a hen who won't lay in the nesting boxes either, she lays in the shed! I couldn't figure out why we got 5 eggs out of 16 hens one day.....the day after that i found a nest of a couple of eggs in my container of shavings [​IMG]
     
  9. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful girl.
     
  10. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blackie is beautiful and obviously an above average chicken who needs a very special nesting site for her exceptional eggs!! She is very pretty.
     

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