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Broody hen is a Kidnapper! Someone call americas most wanted

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annrich, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my momma hen went broody a couple of weeks ago. She's a little black batnam hen. I felt kind of like child protective services. I was taking the eggs not realizing what she wanted. Well if you all remember I also have 6 RIR starting to "become of age". Well one of my RIR started flipping out in the same nest box as "momma". I went in the coop to see what all the fuss was about. The RIR is standing at attention telling me in very loud chicken language that there has been a kidnapping. Well stupid me ushered her away from mama. The next day again the same thing. The RIR wouldn't get out of the box this time. so I decided I would wait, and wait. Well you all know how often a broody hen gets off the eggs. After what seemed like an eternity I looked in the nest. She stole my RIR very first egg. The size of a RIR egg and a batnam egg are very different. I told her that she was not so nice and let her keep it. My RIR has now learned that there are 8 other boxes to choose from and is laying there. So when she lays it's very very loud. I think she wants me to have the egg and not the theif we call "momma".


    Do you think my RIR will start to be a little less nuts when she lays? or does she need therapy?
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    [​IMG] I don't know, but that's funny!
     
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for making me laugh this morning!!!! That is hilarious!

    Ashley
     
  4. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MUG SHOT!!!!!!!!
    (The date is wrong on the picture camera is junk) This pic was taken in april 07 lol
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  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    ann.....please inform "momma" that I am a member of the CPS ( Chicken Protective Services) And that if she decides to continue eggnapping...some drastic measure must be taken. ( ie: NO TREATS) and let her know... The Cock of the Walk (ie:Big brother) is watching...and listening. Also, pull aside the poor little RIR ( the vixtim) , and let her know in private..( we dont want everyone to know who the nark is) that she is to inform us of any further activity in "mommas" behaviour! [​IMG]
     
  6. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to make another report........ The perp. aka "momma" has 8 eggs in 4 days. You do the math lol.

    She and the eggs are being moved to the evidence room were she will be kept under surveilence. I heard her say she might need witness protection. A special brooder is in her very near future. Like after Dh gets home.
     
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  7. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a thief in the hen house, too!!
     
  9. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Evidently we thought we were keeping chickens when infact we are keeping crooks!! I also have an egg theif!!
     
  10. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is too funny!!!!
     

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