Mega-Stash, my EE has been at it again!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HenHaven, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, while cleaning up the yard, my husband found this stash of EE eggs! Hootie has always been one to hide her eggs, but this is the biggest stash so far! She is a small hen, isn't it amazing how she can almost cover 22 eggs!!!
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    [​IMG] I photographed her this morning!
     
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  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] what ya gonna do with all them beauties?
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww.....how sweet!!! I just love these pics of these wonderful girls trying their hardest to be a mommy!!!!!
     
  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, since it has probably taken her a month to lay all those eggs, I will probably boil them up and feed them back to the chickens. It has been hot here over the last month, and I am afraid some might be spoiled. Guess I will have to do the "float test" first, to see which ones I can use!
     
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    why not let her sit em and have some chicks? Or do you have a rooster?
     
  6. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No roosters here...she went broody this summer, and she raised a lone chick that I hatched from Speckledhen's Lexie and Hawkeye. Right now, she's not showing any signs of being broody--she's just found herself a cozy place to lay.

    If she goes broody next spring/summer, I will buy some Welsummer or Marans eggs for her to hatch!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I was gong to say, even if they were fertile, best to take out enough so she can fully cover the ones that are good.
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    O! Well like you said if she goes broody then I would definatly buy some eggs.
     
  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    WOW! [​IMG] She really pulled one over on you. It's really cute though. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    My hens did that with 26 eggs! I thought they weren't laying all that well, and moved an old box which turned out to be full of brown and green eggs. Only two of them were bad, so I made a whole lot of breakfast burritos for the freezer!
     

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