How does a hen move eggs to someplace else

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebryant, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I keep reading where a hen moved eggs from one place (nest) to another location. Not having hands, HOW does a hen manage to pick up several eggs and move them someplace that often the human owner cannot find?
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2008
  2. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    The first few times I read about this, I figured that a snake or something had eaten the eggs, but I just read about it again from someone else.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They can roll them to a new place. Also they clutch them under their wings.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Who'd've thunk it. Dang, that's pretty darn smart for a chicken. I never imagined their planning anything like that or having such determination/will. Maybe they're MUCH smarter than I thought that they were.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try moving a broody hen and she will clutch her eggs and when you think you have them all one can fall. Sly critters.
     
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen her move them with her beak before. I never thought about her carrying them under her wing.
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen them rolled slyly by means of butt locomotion too. Next time we are tempted to call em dumb we should all try doing THAT!
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Now that's a term I won't soon forget. Man, the things I'm learning today.
     
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:i tried [​IMG][​IMG]
    a word of advice,,,,,,DONT try [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i tried [​IMG][​IMG]
    a word of advice,,,,,,DONT try [​IMG][​IMG]

    hahahaha thats great [​IMG]
     

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