Is this true?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Starlight 451, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Starlight 451

    Starlight 451 Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard that if a hen saw you collecting the eggs, she won't lay in that place anymore.
    So I always wait until the flock is eating before I venture into the coop. [​IMG]
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    No. Chickens are creatures of habit and will pick a favourite spot to lay in and will keep using it.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    LOL NO she'll be back.
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL![​IMG] you seriously did that![​IMG]
    nah, they dont care. but that is funny! (sorry [​IMG])
     
  5. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    You know I always wondered the same thing but apparently they aren't quite smart enough to realize that the spot you are collecting the eggs from isn't a 'safe' place to lay their eggs. Our hens have their favorite nests and I collect the eggs right in front of them and it hasn't deterred them yet.
     
  6. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grab them from under the chooks bum while they're still warm some days, and she squawks in disgust but still lays there the next day.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Quote:I throw them a handful of scratch feed when I collect the eggs just so I don't have to deal with chickens around my feet. My gals will lay in any nest box they want. They may use the same one for a week or mix and match for several days at a time.
     
  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Quote:[​IMG] That's funny.
    The nettles are so intense in our garden they don't actually bother to climb through after me to the coop.

    (Silky, you're so nasty... [​IMG] Don't be mean to newbies! [​IMG])
     
  9. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ray's two cents :

    Quote:[​IMG] That's funny.
    The nettles are so intense in our garden they don't actually bother to climb through after me to the coop.

    (Silky, you're so nasty... [​IMG] Don't be mean to newbies! [​IMG])

    its just so funny![​IMG] sorry starlight [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grinned when I read your post! Okay, I'll admit I lol'd. [​IMG] I take eggs right out from under my chickens if I have an egg order that I need to fill right away. Some of my hens will growl but most of them shift to accommodate my intrusion and go right on laying and they ALWAYS come back. lol
     

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