Does a watched chicken boil?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epona4, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Er...lay. [​IMG]

    DD is determined to be out side when Ginger lays her next egg. I told her she should feel lucky that she was out there when she laid her FIRST egg!
     
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    LOL!! Tell her good luck [​IMG]
    Just think - it keeps things interesting. [​IMG]

    I have always said that there is never a dull moment on the farm. [​IMG]
     
  3. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is interesting and things are rarely dull!! And this spring will be even more interesting when we add more chickens and a couple ducks and maybe a goose and some turkeys...
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My BSL gets mad if I try to watch. She won't let me.
     
  5. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i tried to watch my BO lay her second egg yesterday. she just settled into the nest and sat and stared back at me. she wasnt mad or anything, i could just tell she was bound and determined to not lay her egg until she was alone. so i left, and half an hour later she came out. nice warm egg in the nest. she just was patiently waiting for me to leave.
     
  6. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've witnessed several eggs being laid over the years and it never ceases to amaze me when I see that wet, shining orb slowly slide out of the hen. You have to be in the right place at the right time, though. That's the secret! [​IMG]
     
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've caught eggs from under hens. eeww D:
     
  8. Bugdude

    Bugdude Out Of The Brooder

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    I have yet to see an egg come out. If I look through the windows I can normally see them and they just stare right back at me.. Kinda like I would do if I was on the can and you caught me with the door open.

    Now if I open the coop and poke my head inside normally ill get a little his or wierd noise that I dont normally hear them make. It got the point across, kinda like a "HEY IM BUSY JERK" and i know its impossible but I swear they squint their eyes like theyre angry.
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh... new project for DBF: install a one-way mirror in their nesting box!!
     
  10. Mortimer

    Mortimer Out Of The Brooder

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    I've caught a few of mine laying. They'll sit for awhile, then start to raise up slowly, slowly, until they're nearly standing up and PLOP out it comes.

    It's kinda funny some will spend a great deal of time getting situated, poking around, settling in, getting the nestbox just the way they like it. Others (one of ours in particular) will hop in the box, squirt it out and hop right back out! You have to get lucky!

    I found one beneath the roost one morning and thought . . . "Did she do that in her sleep?" LOL
     

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