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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by doIreallylikeeggsthismuch, Jan 14, 2011.
Crazy question??? Can a chicken carry an egg in her wing from one nesting box to another???
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.
Quote:Ditto. Totally amazing sight, too! They are remarkably clever, for animals without hands!
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.
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)!
Thank you ......My little broody hen is moving eggs and I thought I was going CRAZY!!
Quote:Amazing! Now I know I'm not crazy.
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...