Hidden nest and loads of eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by paintedsavvy, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. paintedsavvy

    paintedsavvy Chicken Kisser

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    So I thought one of my pullets was dead when she didn't come to roost in the coop last night. I looked everywhere around the yard and over in the neighbors thinking she jumped the fence. No sign of her. This morning I found her hidden in some ivy type plants sitting on 12 (sadly, infertile) cute little turquoise eggs! (She is a Banty Easter Egger.) Naughty chickie. She only started to lay like a month ago and she's only about 7 months old, so I was not expecting a broody little gal so soon. I cleaned up the nest and she's back roosting in the coop with her gal pals. Thank goodness. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Glad you found her!
     
  3. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Ooohhh, I bet those eggs were soo precious!!! Glad you found her and that she is safe and doing well. [​IMG]
     
  4. silkienewbiegurl

    silkienewbiegurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad she's home safe and sound. I can relate. My little silkie did the same and I was sick and worried until she showed up!
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    They can be such funny little creatures. Glad she was safe. No telling how long she would have sat. [​IMG]
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    i find hidden nest all the time from are guineas, but now are speckled sussex are doing it (hiding there nest) good thing its winter and didnt have to trash all those eggs
     
  7. paintedsavvy

    paintedsavvy Chicken Kisser

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    Quote:Yeah, I kept 4 of the eggs. The other 8 were dirty, and I mean really dirty. I scrambled them up for my little flock.
     
  8. Andi

    Andi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can relate. When one of my EEs was getting to the age of starting to lay I was having a problem with her wandering off nearly every day. I spent countless hours searching for her because we live in town and are surrounded by neighbors with hunting dogs. I eventually found out where she was. Surprisingly, only about 5'-6' from the coop hidden in a weed enclosure. She had 7 beautiful blue eggs (also infertile). After removing the eggs she never went to lay them in that spot again.

    It sure is a pretty site finding a nest full of eggs, isn't it? Especially after all the worrying about if she was okay! Glad it had such a wonderful outcome for you!
     
  9. paintedsavvy

    paintedsavvy Chicken Kisser

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    Thanks Andi.

    It was a cool sight. I'm sad now that I didn't take a picture of her little nest before I cleaned the eggs out.
     

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