I watched it happen!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimboolah, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    I got off work this morning at 0630 and home by 0715 and went right to the coop to let the girls out in the run......all out came out in the run, and then one (one wihtout the biggest brightest comb and wattles) was just kind of haning around. Then she sat down for about 5 minutes and then she stood way up tall and took aobut two steps and just stood there. I figured something was aobut to happen so I picked her up and put her in the nest box and showed her the golf balls. She immediately sat down on them and then went to the other corner of the nest, stuck her head in the corner and i could barely hear her making some teensy grunting sounds, and them BLOOP! an egg!

    I showed it to all those lazy birds in the run on the way out of the run--showed em what a "REAL CHICKEN" does. Taunted them and they just bokked back at me. Lazy girls.

    Thrilling morning tho! BLOOP!
     
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

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    [​IMG] thats so great [​IMG]
     
  3. sred98

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    Congrats on the egg!!! [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  4. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

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  5. sangel4you

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    yay!!! Good for you!!! [​IMG]
    I'm waiting for my first...any day now ya bums! :)
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    I love watching my chickens lay eggs. If I go out to check for eggs and someone's on the nest, I'll wait for her to finish.

    ETA: That's how I know who lays what eggs.....cuz I'm a chicken nerd.
     
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  7. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    How great that you managed to show her where to lay it just in time for the great event!

    Imagine giving birth without knowing it was coming! (Sort of like those "I didn't know I was pregnant" shows). [​IMG]

    CASEY
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Quote:I really hope it's not like giving birth everyday. I wouldn't wish that on my chickens. Twice in a lifetime is enough for me.
     
  9. AmyRey

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    You do realize that at this very moment your other chickens are talking behind this one's back because she's "mom's favorite" now, don't you? [​IMG]
     
  10. Casey3043

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    I really hope it's not like giving birth everyday. I wouldn't wish that on my chickens. Twice in a lifetime is enough for me.

    Well, the way they squawk before, during and afterward, sometimes I wonder whether it hurts to lay an egg.

    [​IMG]

    CASEY​
     

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