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Good News, Bad News, and GROSS HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Knittycat, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The good news: My last hen started laying
    The bad news: I still only have 5 out of 6 hens laying because one has decided to go broody
    The gross: I cracked open an egg today and it had VEINS!!! gag
    (how did that happen. I do have a roo technically, so the how should be obvious, except for the fact that he's a banty, totally dissed by the hens bottom of the pecking order, and I've never ever ever seen him even approach a hen much less mount her. When is he getting it on!? And with a BARRED ROCK no less! She's twice his size and constantly chasing him away from the food.)
     
  2. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently not TOTALLY dissed!!! I suggest that you pick up your eggs at least once a day and refrigerate them.
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She must have a secret soft spot for him. [​IMG]
     
  4. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do. But until the end of November, I'm gone on the weekends. So they totally have time to develop veins. Gag. They wouldn't do even that, but I came home to a broody welsummer this week. I guess I'll have to separate out the eggs I pick up on sunday evening, and be ready to see veining when I crack them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That there was funny, I don't care who ya R.
     

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