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My arm as a nest?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eggins' Dad, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Eggins' Dad

    Eggins' Dad In the Brooder

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    Hi all!

    This is my first post.
    I wanted to start off by asking if anyone has ever been cuddling their chicken and had her lay an egg in your elbow?

    My little Eggins has laid three eggs this way for me.
    She's a little over a year old now, I adopted her; she was hatched at a pre-school with her brother.
    She's an Americauna and the most loving chick Ive ever met.
     

  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    For real??? Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    Haha! That is too funny [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Eggins' Dad

    Eggins' Dad In the Brooder

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    yep each time she's done it she makes the quietest little grunts (more like breaths)

    the first time it was summer and we were outside and I was wearing a tshirt and had her in the crook of my right arm.
    she started her breathing, kinda glanced up at me, then I felt a very hot 'object' materialize against my side. I thought it might be an egg, and wow it sure was!!

    the other occasions I was wearing my winter hoodie, same position however. these times i didn't fel the heat, but i could feel the egg 'appear' against my side again!

    I swear she knew what she was doing, and wanted to lay for me specifically...very sweet!

    Now we've moved from California to Central Illinois and our housing situation dictates that she live inside.
    She proudly wears her homemade apron (diaper) everyday, bathes in a big plastic tote with mulch, lays her eggs in the shoe closet on the cats bed, and goes to sleep in her closet (not the same as her egg-laying closet) and waits to be woken up the next day...honestly she is amazing.
    Since I work at home I am able to check on her all throughout the day. She doesn't really get into trouble, and really likes her older cat brother.
     
  5. Eggins' Dad

    Eggins' Dad In the Brooder

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    thanks for the welcomes wishes! [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    How interesting! I know my Easter Egger wouldn't do that if it was her last choice. . . However my Brahmas and Ameraucanas for some reason will use my lap as a dust bath. I have no clue why, but they will jump up there, then start kicking and rolling around.
     
  7. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

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    I've never seen a chicken do that, but I had a cockatiel lay an egg on my mom's head when I was a kid. [​IMG]
     

  8. Eggins' Dad

    Eggins' Dad In the Brooder

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    how funny![​IMG]
    they just really are the best!
     
  9. Eggins' Dad

    Eggins' Dad In the Brooder

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    on her head?!
    that's a combo of the perfect hair and some serious balance!
     
  10. blueraspberry

    blueraspberry In the Brooder

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    hahahahaha that is sooooooo funny! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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