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Chicken Urban Legends

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

  1. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    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

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  3. ella

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    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

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    How do they not roll over on it in their sleep? I'd wake up covered in smooshed egg!
     

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