Chicken carry eggs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by doIreallylikeeggsthismuch, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. doIreallylikeeggsthismuch

    doIreallylikeeggsthismuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Crazy question??? Can a chicken carry an egg in her wing from one nesting box to another???
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes. I haven't seen it done using the wing, but I have seen a hen tuck an egg between her neck and chest and move it.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Ditto. Totally amazing sight, too! They are remarkably clever, for animals without hands!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Before my adult hens started laying well it drove me crazy trying to figure out how the golfballs were being moved from one nestbox to another. One golfball completely disappeared out of the coop. I find it outside about a year later.
     
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  5. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea! Mine keep moving the eggs too! LOL When I had a broody, she moved her eggs like 4 times before they hatched! UGH! She confused me a few times because I couldn't figure out which nest box she moved to (my birds look almost all alike)!
     
  6. doIreallylikeeggsthismuch

    doIreallylikeeggsthismuch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you ......My little broody hen is moving eggs and I thought I was going CRAZY!!
     
  7. UrbanGrower

    UrbanGrower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amazing! Now I know I'm not crazy.
     
  8. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow
     
  9. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THat is amazing! I wonder with my set-up if they'd be able to do that. The nest boxes have a little ledge the chickens step over (probably 3 or 4 inches, it keeps the hay in the box).

    It reminds me of that games children play at parties where they pass a balloon down a line using only their chins and necks...
     

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