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`cock eggs' part deux

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ivan3, May 17, 2007.

  1. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Sometime ago I posted about one of our hens laying a`f**t'/`cock' egg. Now I know who the culprit is. Our two year old RSL hen has never laid a normal egg (rubber/shell free sporadically), so I should have suspected her all along. I found her out yesterday, and this offering is smaller than the last.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=372

    Big Red (girl with issues) sports sharp spurs and crows with the roo every morning, but never in the evening - go figure. This is her catching some rays:

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    Now, I see her disappear into the coop where I can hear the roo giving out with his come hither and lay cluck/whisper (that's him enticing one of the BSL's to nest in the winter dust bath tray - he can't get his fat self into the five gal. nesting buckets - so guess where all the eggs are being laid).

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    When I go to rake out the coop (had already collected the other eggs) there is Big Red's offering. In the previous thread I used a ruler of sorts to show the size. This time I'm relying on Biological Scaling Assays, i.e., a pair of Ruby throated hummers.

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  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Wow, you're going to confuse that poor little hummingbird!
     
  3. Oaknim

    Oaknim Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a hilarious picture. It makes me think that the male told the female to go look at what was on the feeder and she either says, "What do you think I am? An Ostrich?!" or "I'm not eating this crap!" ~ Oaknim
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Cool!
    My Brahma mix Slifer was a true Hermaphrodite with both male and female parts. She only laid one perfect baby yellow egg in the time that I had her and that was only because I gave her female hormones. Other than that she crowed, had huge spurs with an attitude to match and bright red comb and wattles.
     

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