Figured out which hen is laying... the scary way!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Breezy_Living, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I went out to feed the chickens (2 RIR hens, 1 BR hen, & 1 BR rooster) and get more firewood from the shed, when I noticed the Barred Rock hen -- named Hen Latifah -- was missing. She is the one who usually escapes over the short fencing around their coop so I looked around the usually bug-filled spots they like to free range but she was nowhere to be found. I began to get worried because I really could not find her anywhere, and I feared a predator had grabbed her (we don't often get critters but I have seen hawks overhead when it's not as cold).

    I went back inside but left the dog out this time, hoping he would find her and stay by her until I came out. (Shout out to the loyal Welsh Corgi's!)
    I came back out just to try and search for her again, and suddenly I heard the familiar "bawk bawk". Once I figured out her hiding spot I couldn't help but laugh...

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    Near the coop, we keep a tarp over the straw to keep it dry and Hen Latifiah decided to keep herself warm underneath the tarp in the straw. She happily waddled out when I lifted it up and I *finally* figured out which one of the hens was laying by leaving the egg where she was sitting!
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  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! Congrats for finding it, how many eggs did you find, just today's?
     
  3. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

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    She's the only one out of 3 hens that are laying, so we've at least been consistently getting 1 egg a day since Halloween.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Those BRs sure are fun, quirky birds, aren't they?? I love my BR girl [​IMG] Mine lays a pinkish-tan egg - I know her egg from any of others. That's smart of her to find such a cozy place... [​IMG]
     
  5. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWW congrats on finding her, what a cute pic.
     

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