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My chickens moved their eggs...How?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jolyn, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Ok so my girls have been laying in the far corner of the coop. All of them seem to wait their turn and they lay all in the same place. There are several nice nesting boxes for them to use but so far they have not. Sooooooooo today i noticed that yes there were two eggs in one of the nesting boxes.
    There were four eggs still over in the corner though. So i took them and i stuck them in the other nest boxes. I thought maybe this would give them the idea they needed to be in the nest boxes instead of in the far corner.

    I went out later to get those eggs out of the nest boxes and THEY WERE ALL IN THE MIDDLE OF MY COOP ON THE FLOOR. All laying neatly together. I do not know how they did this. I was the only one home today so i know no one went in there and took those eggs and put them in the center of the coop.

    I almost posted this is one of the ghost threads because it really freaked me out!!!!

    Have your birds moved eggs like that?
     
  2. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    sounds like a poltery-guiest....LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!i crack me up!!!!!!!!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some one is playing a Chickoween trick on you
     
  4. Gini2

    Gini2 New Egg

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    Yep. Mine have done it several times. They roll the eggs with their beaks. I tried to get them to lay in other boxes but they always move the fake eggs back to their preferred box. Silly girls.
     
  5. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Now that was a good one!
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  6. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Quote:[​IMG] That is what i was thinking too!!! Haha!!
     
  7. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    Quote:Good i'm glad i'm not going nuts!!! [​IMG] It was so strange!
     
  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    wow... freaky!

    how high up are the nest boxes?
     

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