I caught my pullet moving an egg (video)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PorkyPete, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. PorkyPete

    PorkyPete In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    Christchurch, NZ
    Yesterday I put in a third nesting box because three girls sharing one nesting box is difficult (They won't use any of the others [​IMG] ), Two of them squeezed in together yesterday to lay at the same time so I thought I would put in another to see if they would use it. Then I put the eggs that were laid that morning into the new one, Went out later that day to find one of the eggs had been moved back into their favourite box. I wasn't sure how she did it as I had never seen it for myself so naturally I came on BYC to do a search and didn't really find anything that showed how she would have done this, I also did a search on youtube but didn't manage to find anything, So this morning I put an egg back in the new one to catch whoever moved it and had the video camera ready, Went into the house for 1 minute to get some more feed and came back to the coop to find Dory moving the egg, Thought I would share it with you all [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. reereechickens

    reereechickens Songster

    Feb 12, 2011
    Reidsville, NC
    :thumbsupThat is so cool!
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Wow. I've heard about this but had no idea that they could do it so easily.

    Thanks for sharing.
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    That's too neat!
  5. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    LOL! That little turkey!!! My BA does the same thing! LOL! I always find EVERY egg in HER favorite nest after she lays! Now she is broody and she STILL steals all of them! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. stilldeb

    stilldeb Songster

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    Knew they were doing it, just never saw them do it. So glad somebody finally got a movie and a really good one too...what a little stinker! (she's beautiful, too)
  7. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
    OMG adorable!!!!
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    thats awesome!
  9. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Songster

    Thats a beautiful hen, Chickens are very smart apparently [​IMG] despite what people say. i have never seen a hen do this either,
    I have heard of it, and known it to go on just not sure how, LOL.

    She was saying " I want my egg in MY box, I'll show you where" [​IMG] NA NA NA Na NA Na ...Too cute

    Thanks for sharing that
  10. great video - thanks for sharing! [​IMG]

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