I Know Who Done It

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissPrissy, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Every morning there is a lovely brown pullet egg waiting for me in the first nest box in the hen house. I was pretty sure it was either my largest barred rock or one of the RIR because they always nest there in that particular box.

    Yesterday morning I went out to milk my goats and went to check the hen house first - you know just in case there was an egg [​IMG]

    No egg.

    I went out and milked the goats and did some chores and then went back to the hen house. The big RIR was sitting there in the box. I lifted her up to see if she was sitting on an egg. Nope. I put her back and she stayed there. So I filled the feeders, swept down some cobwebs and killed some time. Still she sat. Different hens came up and pecked around my feet and did their pick-me-up song and dance routine. I held a white wyandotte for a minute and then the RIR jumped out the nest box.

    And left behind the morning gold. One lovely brown egg.

    When I cooked breakfast yesterday I cracked the egg into a clear glass dish and held it up to the the light. It was fertile. The bullseye was there. I don't know who fertilized it though. It could have been anyone of those boys we culled later in the day. I am curious though and I will be watching to see if my big barred rock is fertile.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I love going into the henhouse in the early mornings and finding one of the girls in a nest box...lifting her up and there is that perfect egg...she cackles and sayssssss "Have a fresh egg for breakfast!"
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Congrats! Its always fun to try and figure out just who layed the eggs. I have NO idea whish ones of mine are laying...yet....Other than the phoenix. Her egg is small and whitish...so, thats easy! LOL

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