greedy hen question???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lakeshorenc, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. lakeshorenc

    lakeshorenc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are good layers and never peck or try to eat their eggs but this is the second time I have tried to get an egg out from under one of my BR's and she will stand up, turn around and try to peck the egg before I can get it. Last time she pecked a hole in it, this time I was faster than her. I was just wondering if any one else has had the same experience or do I just have a greedy hen???
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the hen would rather peck your hand but knows better, she may be afraid of ending up in the stew pot. [​IMG]
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think she was just saying "MINE!!" or maybe "NO!"
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If she can't have it, NO ONE WILL!!!

    Matt
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    lol idk
     

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