don't you just hate it when...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cabot, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    your hen has worked hard to lay a precious egg and you manage to immediately proceed to drop it on the floor.....
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    [​IMG] I don't drop them often, but I do forget them in my coat pockets a lot during the cold months. Luckily, my hens lay incredibly hard shelled eggs. I've dropped them out of my coat pockets, carried buckets against the pockets they're in, tossed the coat they're in across the back of a chair, etc. and never had one break. *knock on wood*
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Yeah, that stinks. Thankfully, it hasn't happened very often at all. [​IMG] Wow, Olive Hill, you're certainly the lucky one, huh? [​IMG]
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Yeah, I've done it and I hate it too. It's worse when I bust one in my coat pocket though. At least if I drop one the dog is happy...
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    The first time I let my 5 y.o. daughter collect eggs from the duck house by herself, she slipped in the duck poop after collecting 5 eggs and fell on top of them. She was devastated that she broke the eggs and was crying her eyes out when she came into the house. My husband and I were trying to comfort her, but we were just about dying of laughter because she was covered from head to foot in duck poop and shattered eggs. It was awful and hilarious at the same time. We still laugh with her about it to this day. Poor kid. She was so sad.
  6. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    What an image. That one will stick in my memory for a long time.

  7. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    Chugiak, Alaska
    I made my first "pocket omelet" a couple weeks ago after reading about it here. Boy what a guilt trip. I promised them I would never waste their precious eggs again.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:LOL poor girl. I am afraid i am going to do that one day with my eggs. My run is in one horse pin and the coop is made in the half pin next to it and to get into the coop i have to go through the run and duck under one of the pipe corrals to get into it, so im afraid i am going to slip in some poop while carrying eggs.
  9. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I had gone out to feed water and gathered a couple of eggs and put the in my of the boys came running up to me cuz he wanted to 'rassle...yup...he looked at me and said...want me to scrape it out for the birds...yup...and then wash it knuckel head!

    I used to enjoy throwing the no developers to the dogs...but they are all gone now...
  10. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    I've done the same thing and I hated it. Stuck an egg or two in the pocket of my coat or hoodie only to bend over and have them brake. Not bad enough to lose the egg but insult to injury is that it broke in my pocket.

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