Have you ever had............................

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Acre of Blessings, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    a chicken to start laying eggs and still get on a roost? Just curious how many bombs hens have laid befor finding the nesting boxes.
     
  2. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started laughing at the mental picture when I read your post.

    Bombs away! [​IMG]

    I personally have never had this that I know about, but then again I can not watch the girls all day long.

    Look out below! [​IMG]
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Mine have been making nests in the corner under their roost. I guess my brother actually found an egg in one of the nest boxes, but I never have. So far I've found them buried in the litter, sitting on the litter, and rolled into a corner. My girls are doing good, though....They started laying on Wednesday (5 days ago) and from wednesday till yesterday I've gotten 9 eggs out of only 4 hens that could be laying. That makes me happy!!! LOL!!!
     
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Ok, never had that happen but here's a weird one. We were hunting chukar in a planted bird field (dog training) We shot one that was up 15 feet after we flushed it and when it hit the ground and the dog retrieved and brought it to us, we turned it over to check for tooth damage (none, good dog) but we discovered an egg half way out...was it about to lay? or did we scare the *bleep* out of it?
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:Oh my! What did you do with it?
     
  6. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If ya git yerself a fake egg and put it in the nest box the girls will use that nest box. Has worked every time fer me.
     
  7. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Quote:Oh my! What did you do with it?

    We kept the breast and cooked it up for the dogs...we threw the rest away...it was just too funky looking to keep. [​IMG]
     
  9. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggzettera - [​IMG]

    I tried the game. Too funny and fun to boot! [​IMG]
     

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