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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

    May 19, 2011
    Northern California
    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...


    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!
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Love it! Congrats for finding it, how many eggs did you find, just today's?
  3. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Northern California
    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

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    AWWWW congrats on finding her, what a cute pic.

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