Egg Stealing Chicken!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yoie, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of hens has decided that all the eggs are hers! Every time someone lays an egg she steals it and sits on it. She is even sitting on the dummy plastic eggs! I am guessing she is a broody in the making? She lets me take the eggs from her without a fuss, since we really want to eat them and not ready for the chicks [​IMG]
  2. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    Just continue to take them whenever she is sitting on them and eventually she will quit
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    My broodies do that. Right now I have five broodies and they steal eggs all day long or end up sitting on the thermostat box or each other - six nesting boxes and sometimes there are three in one box. One gets up and somebody else will go steal the eggs. Then I go collect them all and they start all over again because we aren't hatching anything either.

    deb g
  4. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2012
    West Valley City, Utah
    today i was in my coop sitting down. i put some eggs under my leg, and a rir steals the eggs![​IMG] i take take an egg back under my leg and she steals it again! but shes not broody. she steals them and leaves them.
  5. memphis

    memphis Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 6, 2012
    That's funny!:lol:
  6. jed2012

    jed2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2012
    West Valley City, Utah
    how do i get a video from my phone to a computer file to byc?
  7. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 27, 2012
    I enjoy'd placing a fake ceramic Egg near to my broody CoChins to watch them obtain it by Beak and remove it to under their Sets. Good test of a potentiall Broody; my relaxt Layers would never. Alwauys ignored such Come-Ons by me.

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