Do chicken KNOW we're taking their eggs

chickenannie

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
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Pennsylvania
When I walk past my chickens every day with a big see-through basket of their eggs, do they KNOW I'm stealing their precious, just-layed-eggs? What is going on in their little heads?
 

DuckLady

Administrator
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
34,545
7,151
651
NE Washington State
If I take an egg from under a hen, she stands up and looks all around, even stretching down and in back of her through her legs. She makes a soft "bock?" sound, but their little brains forget about it all til the next time. Silly girls.
 

Wolf-Kim

Songster
11 Years
12 Years
Jan 25, 2008
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Out of sight, out of mind...
(That's why when someone has been missing from the flock for a few days, they're considered a stranger..)

If it's not where they left it, they don't know if it is their own. Now if you ever try to take a broody's eggs and she sees it you have to deal with this -->


-Kim
 

Justino

♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫
12 Years
Dec 21, 2007
5,110
38
281
KY
lol i try not to let mine see because i feel like im stealing something of theirs lol
 

luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
5,679
28
261
Floresville, Texas
I know I certainly felt guilty the first few eggs I took from my girls.
I felt like I was kidnapping their children. However, since I have no one broody, they almost seem to just give them to me, unless they just laid it, in which case I just wait until they get up.
 

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