First egg, got bit

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SweetWater, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. SweetWater

    SweetWater Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of days ago, I heard one of my chickens make loud sqwaking noises, I had never heard them make before.
    Alarmed, I ran out side to the run. I see all my chickens except one, my australorp.
    So I search for my australorp. I find her in one of the other attached runs. She is sqawking up a storm and trying to go through the chicken wire to get back to the flock instead of using the doorway 2 feet to her left. [​IMG]
    I pick her up and take her to the rest of the flock. She calms down and is fine. Then a few hours later, I'm in the run and she starts signing the egg song. I think "Whoohoo! Eggs are on the way! [​IMG]

    No egg that day.

    No egg yesterday.

    I go out there this morning, and I found the nest box had been disturbed. So I looked in it and find only the golf ball. Then I look on the gorund and there is a small brown egg![​IMG]

    So I go to pick up my australorp to look at her vent to see if it was indeed her who laid it and she bit the dickens out of my hand! [​IMG]
    She did not want to be touched.

    So my reason for posting,

    If it was her who laid it, is she just hormonal right now?
    She has never bitten or pecked at me before

    When is it safe to incubate the eggs? I saw a bulls eye in the one I found today, so my little guy is doing his job.

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  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Maybe ya know...her vent was still kinda ouchie...? [​IMG]

    Congrats on the first egg!
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009
  3. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I'd bite! [​IMG]
     
  4. SweetWater

    SweetWater Out Of The Brooder

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    It never crossed my mind she's be sore. I'm sitting here like, "Duh"[​IMG]

    Well I deserved that bite then. I'll leave her be and let her do her thing;)

    Thanks guys:)
     
  5. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    First few eggs are very stressful. Put yourself in her place ... what the heck is happeninggggg????

    ... as well as the physical stress to the plumbing.
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think they are moody now....Wait until they are broody. [​IMG] I have one right now that actually is so moody. She has that look in her eye. [​IMG] The other day I bent down to get and egg out of the lower boxes and she pecked me right in the nose. Blood gushed everywhere. I wasn't happy to say the least. I won't be going around her for awhile. GEEEEZZZ. [​IMG]
     
  7. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I bet she was like don't touch!
     
  8. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls just started laying too, and they DO NOT want to be bothered. The thought never crossed my mind to pick her up I was too excited about the egg, I'm sorry your hen bit you. I'm sure she just wants some preparation H lol [​IMG]
     
  9. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Wow I am really lucky..my broodies i have had are sooooo sweet they dont peck hard or anything. They growl a little but they see its me and they go...oh ok whatever and ignore me after that lol

    Even when Esther had her chicks I could reach in and take them from her. Most she would do is look concerned and stand close to me and the baby and make her little "its ok " noises but that was it.

    Mean broodies... eep I hope i dont get one lol
     
  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    [​IMG] Interesting!
     

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