Chicken Urban Legends

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redoak, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Have you ever heard any chicken urban legends or stories about chickens you just can't believe? I've heard a few from old timers who have raised chickens.

    1. You can hatch a chicken egg if you keep it in your arm pit for three weeks.

    2. Anything you place up a chickens vent they will form an eggshell around. (engagement ring was an example I heard)

    3. If you feed your chickens alot of alfalfa they will lay eggs with green yolks.

    If you've heard any please share.
  2. setter4

    setter4 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    You can in fact hatch an egg using only body heat.

    I don't know about an armpit, but I do know two 'body bators', one male and one female who successfully hatched chicks, one in her bra, the other in his... um... shorts. [​IMG] He did build a holster though, didn't just stick em down there. [​IMG]
  4. sweetcorn

    sweetcorn Songster

    Sep 2, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    How do they not roll over on it in their sleep? I'd wake up covered in smooshed egg!

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