COLLECTING EGGS How are your HENS REACTING?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MareeZoCool, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] If my hens see me collecting eggs from their nests, they give me the "stink eye" and then start hiding eggs in new nesting areas.
    [​IMG] Do you sneak your collection chores?[​IMG]
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Nope mine don't care unless they are in the nest. Than they give me the stink eye. I am waiting for 1 of mine to go broody. Want one so bad I can taste it.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Mine don't care unless they are broody...then watch out! LOL
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    It doesn't seem to bother my hens at all when I collect their eggs. They don't mind.
     
  5. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    When mine have eggs underneath them and I stick my hand in the nesting box some hens either peck or raise their feathers in warnings. When they are off I still hide the eggs that I'm collecting. Hahha [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks &amp; Impys - OH MY!

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    My younger hens still cluck and fuss a little at me when I collect their eggs. My (older) brahma girls? They'll stand up to make it easier for me to collect the eggs out from under them. [​IMG]
     
  7. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Mine don't seem to mind. At least they haven't told me.[​IMG]
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are Red SLs, so they plop an egg without even so much as an egg song, shrug at the weird round thing, then wander away to go lay in their favorite dust hole, sun, or eat.

    Bunch o couch potato chickens, but it makes collecting easier.[​IMG]
     
  9. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a couple broody hens, but I don't let them sit on eggs. I collect the eggs every day and when I reach under them, they make all sorts of fuss. At first they would try to peck at me, but now they're used to me and all they do is squawk and fuss at me. Many times I'll reach under one of them and there's nothing there. Silly hens.
     
  10. Squirrelgirl88

    Squirrelgirl88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens could care less. The rooster on the other hand attacks if he catches me near the nest boxes.
     

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