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Laying on the run!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by yakfishgirl, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. yakfishgirl

    yakfishgirl In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2011
    My daughter got home late from track practice a few weeks ago and immediately went to let her five hens out for "play time". They quickly made a break for the back fence to scratch at the oak tree's fallen leaves and grab a quick dust bath under the lilies. Chef, the brown leghorn was nowhere to be found, however. As I tended to "chicken chores" Clare scanned the yard for her most skittish chicken. I suggested she look behind a piece of plywood that was leaning against the fence, knowing the hens liked to check behind it for lizards. Clare carefully pulled the board towards her and peeked behind it. There was Chef. The brown leghorn glanced up, scooted out into the grass, ran three steps, paused (barely!), "farted" out an egg and kept running! The egg bounced in the grass and rolled to a stop. My daughter and I looked at each other and burst out laughing. Chef had barely broken stride! We couldn't breathe for five minutes we were laughing so hard.
    If only giving birth to our children was so easy!

  2. Dowie

    Dowie Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    [​IMG] What a great story!
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

    Mar 1, 2009
    Muskogee OK
    too funny! we had a hen lay an egg on a board that they used as a bridge over the creek- silly things!
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing!
  5. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    I can just picture it! Thanks for sharing :D
  6. ThatChick

    ThatChick In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2012
    New Jersey

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