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Intact egg stuck to butt feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cacique500, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was a new one for me...lol. Found an egg in the run today and went to the cameras to see who did it. What I found was pretty funny. Keep an eye on the New Hampshire Red...the egg drops off after she goes at the Speckled Sussex.

    Egg was good and is in the fridge!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think the end is the best part! Very funny! :)
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Have heard of it, have never seen it......youtube not playing for me now(screwybrowser).
    Will have to come back later and watch.

    ETA: hahaha! you can clearly see it stuck to her butt at 0:31
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017
  4. MasAhora

    MasAhora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too funny... I can hear them clucking:
    "WHAT is this doing here?? Who did that?!!"
     
  5. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh, I'm so glad someone else has a hen like that!

    I have a Black Cochin who has very fine butt feathers, and she "wears" her egg on her butt until it drops off somewhere. Sometimes she'll wear it hanging from her butt feathers for quite a while, and if I'm lucky, I'll spot it before it gets wrecked.

    It's such a regular feature of hers, I tried to find a hair product to spray on her butt to keep the eggs from sticking. No luck with that.

    It's pretty darned funny, though.
     
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    I love the video and their reaction! [​IMG]

    That happens here quite often, particularly with the Pekins [bantam Cochins]. I often find eggs on the coop floor from being stuck when exiting the nest box, at the bottom of the ramp in the run and on one occasion, had to bail Blondie up in the back garden, scratching around with her egg still nicely nestled and intact in her feathers [​IMG]
     
  7. BIggoMamma

    BIggoMamma Out Of The Brooder

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    I completely dig your chicken cam [​IMG]
     
  8. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 2nd that!
     
  9. mrswuwucachu

    mrswuwucachu New Egg

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    I have heard some people clip the butt feathers to avoid poop on eggs and that problem
     
  10. ceceuu

    ceceuu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this. Very cute and might explain finding eggs in he run now and then. Chickens are fun to watch. Love yourvcsm.
     

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