Found out where "Rubber Chickens" come from...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by E-Chick, May 9, 2009.

  1. E-Chick

    E-Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    ...one of my pullets laid a rubber egg today.

    Ba-dum-bum, ching!

    [​IMG] Sorry! I'm sure that one's been used here before, but, I couldn't resist.


    I know about the oyster shell, calcium connection. I think it the feed/scratch/treats/grit is fine, and was due to stress as we just acquired all of our chickens this past week. And, my dogs snooping around the new arrivals didn't help things!

    I was watching the flock in their enclosure when I noticed one of the hens carrying an egg around in her beak. I thought I was seeing things!

    Just as I noticed it, most of the other girls rushed her and the soft egg was quickly and voraciously consumed by about 6-7 of them.

    Bizarre... [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I worry about eggs like that causing 'egg eaters'

    Rubber chickens:lau
     

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