My dog, the egg gatherer

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MadameDork, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. MadameDork

    MadameDork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know someone else posted a thread about their dog doing this a little while ago, but I've searched and searched and couldn't find it. I thought it was great that her dog brought eggs back to her.

    Well, my girls started laying two weeks ago. One of my EE's either doesn't know when the egg is about to drop or doesn't care. I've seen her in the nest once, but her pretty light blue-green eggs seem to end up under the perch and not in the nest.

    Sunday morning, my dad's dog ran up with something in her mouth. He thought it was a golf ball and asked what she had. Unfortunately, she was standing on concrete when she dropped it so the egg broke. But this morning she did it again and gently laid the egg down in front of him. [​IMG] Guess she decided to find those random eggs for us. She is a bird dog with a very soft mouth, but I never though she would be fetching bird eggs.
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, I guess if you can't point out the bird you can at least bring the egg. [​IMG] You gotta admire the dog's work ethic!
     
  3. MadameDork

    MadameDork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a good pointer. I was scared she was going to give the chickens a heart attack following them around the yard at high speeds, but thankfully the chickens aren't scared of her. If they don't run, there's nothing to chase. So she "points" at them like this...

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    Coincidentally, that chicken is the one laying eggs all over the place. The dog's name is Hook and I'm guessing this is why she's so in tune with Mabel's egg sent. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. kaybats

    kaybats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]too cute!

    [​IMG]Smells like chicken!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    She can barely wait for the egg to come out! [​IMG]
     
  6. FriendlyFlyer

    FriendlyFlyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is SO cool!!!!!! I wish I had a dog that cared that much about my chickens! [​IMG]
     
  7. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that story! My Maddie knows something is going on and makes a big eyed face when we ask her if she's going to be a "Momma". I can't wait to see how she is with the babies. I'm hoping she definitely takes an active interest in the birds.
     
  8. MadameDork

    MadameDork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know we are one of the lucky few whose dogs don't want to kill the chickens. Our neighbor's dog LOVES the chickens they just got (we are slowing over taking the town with chickens). But my other neighbor, who started the chicken craze, the dog next door wants nothing more than to eat their chickens. I was worried since Hook is a bird dog and goes hunting. She love to chase down birds. She was on a leash the first few times hanging with the girls out side. She's done really well and isn't as worked up over them any more. She will still shove her nose up a chicken butt when given the opportunity.
     
  9. SunnyD

    SunnyD Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a white German Sheperd who brings me all the eggs she finds laid haphazardly around the farm. Unfortunately, she also brings me my Cotton Patch Goose eggs that she takes from my goose nest which is a large dog house (now Goose House). She never breaks an egg but I can't break her of this habit and I want more Geese! Does anyone know if I put the eggs back in the nest if they would still hatch? Or an incubator? She also herds every animal on the farm. Wherever they were when she first arrived on the farm is where they have to go back to every evening. Which doesn't work out when I've just rounded up the cattle, horses, donkeys, geese, ducks, chickens, or cats and put them where "I" want them to be!

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    PS.Does anyone want a White German Shepard thats knows all her commands except "let Henrietta's eggs be and stop chasing the animals!!!"
     
  10. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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