I Think Someone Is Stealing My Eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Picky Chicky, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got to thinking. Do you think chickens get ticked off when we go in and steal all of their hard work? Now keep in mind, I'm still a new chicken momma, so I'm still trying to get over the mental block of just eating what I perceive as coming out of my chicken's butt! [​IMG] But this morning I couldn't help but to feel a little guilty when I grabbed a freshly laid, still warm egg that my EE laid.


    What really got me wondering was when she laid an egg a day or two ago and I watched her quietly go into the nest box... look around... and then proceed to walk back out. Now I translated in my mind what she must be thinking... [email protected]! It's gone again! I think someone is stealing my eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I dont know any better than you on that, but i know what you mean. I guess you could put a couple fake eggs in there so you would always be leaving something behind [​IMG] Or maybe if they are new layers, they might think its time.....then get there and realize its not yet. Maybe seeing another egg in the nest helps them get in the mood [​IMG]
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny! I have a couple of chickens who will not shut up until I come out and praise them for the egg they just laid. After I pet them, praise them, and take the egg, they are happy and shut up. It seems to me that they know they are being good girls and laying an egg for momma. But that's just my crazy, spoiled chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lauralou - I love your avatar picture - what a riot!!

    Ok, I didn't want to mention it in the first post, but I do talk to my chickens. I'll tell them what good girls they are when they lay me an egg... but I also teasingly fuss at them when I don't get anything. I'm 'special'. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't shut up either after laying the eggs and before, they want me to go dig a freaking nest for them.... now thats spoiled [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken addict-- What's a BR packing peanuts?
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When i ordered chicks from ideal they sent 9 barred rock roosters to help keep the banties warm during shipping. Just what i needed, more roos!!! Turns out over half the order i placed also turned out to be roosters i got 5 hens out of 14 chicks. I hatched some seramas around the same time as i got these chicks, out of 12 serama eggs i got 7 more roos. Its a madhouse around here lol.
     
  8. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AVandrie,

    Thanks for the compliment on my avatar. The photographer really got a nice shot of my good side! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the explanation chickenaddict. Sounds like my flock. My little Mrs. puff hatched 6 eggs in her first batch this summer, and 5 were roos.
     
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome [​IMG] Yep seems to me last year sure felt like the year of the rooster to alot of us. Hopefully this year will be better [​IMG]
     

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