chicken running with egg in mouth??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tammymabile, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. tammymabile

    tammymabile Out Of The Brooder

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    My father-in-law saw one of my Barred Rock hens running with an egg in her mouth / beak yesterday. This is very weird. How on earth could a hen hold an egg in her mouth? I have no reason not to believe him but it is strange. He said she even stopped and put it down then picked it up again and ran away after he yelled at her. Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never had it happen but I've heard of it. Most likely the egg was cracked enabling her to get a grip on it. To me that would only mean she was gonna chow down it. [​IMG] Have you had a low turn over in daily egg production?
     
  3. tammymabile

    tammymabile Out Of The Brooder

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    They just started laying in the last week. I will keep an eye on them!
     
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a close eye, egg eaters are a bane, and they will gladly teach every hen you have that that is food coming out of their booties. You have to cull them ASAP.

    The good news is, chicken and dumplings!
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 [​IMG]
     
  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, I hope my hens don't do that! The food coming out of their booties comment has me laughing so hard I woke my husband who is lying next to me asleep Thanks. I now have the giggles.[​IMG]
     
  7. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, glad I could entertain. [​IMG]
     
  8. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she your only barred rock so you know who the culprit is?
    Do a search on old threads, there is a lot of information available on what to do about egg eaters.
     

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