momma turning her eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shadust1, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. shadust1

    shadust1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone every watched a momma turn her eggs....mine was doing it the other day when we were in there...she was shimmering/shaking her body and u could hear the eggs moving around under her...lol....what an experience!!! [​IMG] she was doing a "chicken dance"[​IMG]
     
  2. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen them do that before. It's amazing how instinct makes animals do things they probably have
    no idea why they're doing them.
     
  3. Jewels1935

    Jewels1935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkie mom wiggles her body while laying on the nest. You can hear the eggs moving under her tush too. It's neat huh!?
     
  4. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie sitting right now. I am going to have to watch her more. I do know she makes a horrible noise when I pet her... [​IMG]
     
  5. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Oh yes, the broody scream...warning you that she ain't playin'! [​IMG]
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    My BA puffs up and yaks . . . until I put the corn in front of her! [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Wait until you see a hen carry an egg from one nest to another, that's a HOOT!

    She'll tuck her beak across the egg, pull it into her "bosoms" and shuffle from one spot to another holding the egg under her "chin" and against her chest the whole way. Absolutely amazing!

    Here's my very first broody moving an egg (look closely, it's a light green egg) back into the nest. She was broody in the middle of summer and we had a hot spell, during which she moved the eggs out of the stifling nest box, then back in again when the temperature dropped a few days later. I just happened to be able to see her do it AND have my camera with me at the time! (First broody, I bothered her a LOT during her "confinement.")
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  8. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cool and what a good picture. I had no idea they would do that! [​IMG]
     
  9. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can't wait till I get a broody.
     
  10. Ma Noob

    Ma Noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just watched my broody wiggle her eggs around, its too cute, I love how she is able to spread herself out so far!!

    Was also really really cute when she wiggled the little ones that had wandered out back under. And her broody clucky sounds, I could watch her all day!
     

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