Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickNChicken, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. ChickNChicken

    ChickNChicken New Egg

    Jul 20, 2008
    Canton, Mass.
    I've just started getting eggs from my three Dominques who were hatched in mid-July -- beautiful, big, strong-shelled brown eggs. So, even though the weather in New England is in the single-digits lately, they're doing their job. About one egg each, every day, deposited at various times.

    I, on the other hand, am on a bit of a learning curve. I've never collected eggs before. Has anyone ever done this? I put an egg in the pocket of my down jacket this morning, picked up their frozen-solid water and brought it inside to refill the container with the liquid kind of water, leaned against the kitchen sink, and .... CRACK! I broke the egg in my pocket. Got a pocket full of yolk. So, while they are gracefully handling their transition to egg laying, I still am on a learning curve! (My down jacket is in the washing machine now...I need it!)

  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    My silly chickens teach me something every day. So if there is a learning curve, its a big one [​IMG]

    At least they are relatively easy to own, raise, etc.

    I have dropped a few eggs myself...really irks me too
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i learned that lesson LONG LONG time ago as a kids.. i have had chickens my whole life..
    BUT my hunny is just learning things like this.. he has put them in his PANTS pockets, and broken them... but he will STILL do it... i HAVE a basket for collecting the eggs,, he forgets the basket and there is too many to carry with just hands,, so he puts them in his pockets... i just laugh at him because he always does it....
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I haven't done it... yet. But I've come close!
  5. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    I've never done-------------------but my girls are 14 weeks old and have not given me eggs yet.
  6. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    I haven't done it yet - only a few are laying but I better get my basket soon or I will be in the same boat! I had 4 eggs on the passenger seat of my car today and almost lost one to the floor. I drive to the hen house in the mornings when it is cold. Hahaha !
  7. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    I have an egg basket - but I forget to bring it with me half the time and put the eggs in my coat pocket as well. One morning I had two coat pockets full of eggs and my hands full of waterer and a treat bowl, so I hit the door of the house with my hip to close it and ..... I ended up with scrambled eggs in my coat pocket.

    And I still forget to take the egg basket with me half the time [​IMG]

  8. fowlmood

    fowlmood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2009
    northern Michigan
    Been there, done that![​IMG] I've made it all the way to the kitchen before and leaned over to get something...then I remembered the eggs! Too late.[​IMG]
  9. rigagirl

    rigagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    churchville ny
    My husband goes out with a box for the eggs, but he also doesn't do what i do. i don't have enough hands for the box., i go out with 2 jugs of water and hay for both chickens and goats, and food for the goats. i have not yet broke eggs in my coat pocket and that is where i put them when collecting, at night i go out with 2 jugs of water and food for goats and a bucket of feed for chickens every other night just to keep up and every other night i bring all them apples.

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