Eggus interruptus...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JennsPeeps, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Poor Dumpling. I opened the nesting box and she was in there trying to have private time.
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    They do get an attitude when interupted.

    We moved all our nesting boxes in the coop today, to a different wall. I think every hen was in each box at least 10 times, checking them all out as if they were new. Chattering away the whole time, sure wish I could understand them.

    They must have liked the new location because I got 2 first time eggs white Cochin and my EE/Silkie mix (she laid a blue one yay).
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    She would get annoyed very quickly in our coop. Poor Rita: I spent about an hour and a half sitting in front of the nest box trying to get a good pic of her laying. (I did.) Ours are used to it now.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    my copper black marans are okay with me around when they lay. They will let me put my hand under them and lay in my hand. (yuk! I just wanted to see if they would let me. The egg is warm and wet, in case anyone else wants to try it)
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote:And the pigment rubs off when it's wet!
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i know!..i always feel "weird" when i interrupt them!......and my hubby wont EVEN go near the boxes if they are laying...i told him just the other have to stick your hand under them to get all the eggs out!...should have seen his face!..[​IMG]....[​IMG]..
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  7. Quote:[​IMG] This cracked me up. My dh won't go near the coops or the chickens. But he will happily eat the eggies.[​IMG]

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