My weird chickens! *warning unwhining post!*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by menkot, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. menkot

    menkot Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I went out to my non-laying chickens today. My black sex link got in the nest box this morning and pecked around then spun around and sat while chattering. I thought for sure FINALLY I was getting an egg. Instead the other two black sex links came up to see what she was doing. One got in the nest with her and one got in the next nest. Then, the other 8 chickens climbed up the roost to see what was going on. My black sex-link got an exasperated look on her face and got back out of the nest. [​IMG] I went out this afternoon and guess what was on the ground??????

    AN EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] WHOOHOO!!!!!!

    Now the question is who did it? I thought for sure was my black sex link but the egg was on the ground where the silver-laced wyandottes sit. The black sex links all sit in the corner then the barred rocks then the SLW's and production reds. So did the black sex-links change spots or did one of my SLW's lay the egg. Hmmm I will be watching but I GOT AN EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I came in teh house hollering. My husband thinks I have lost my mind but the kids were so eggsited. [​IMG] We have all the stuff to build the new roosts today (when the heat index is not 115). I will put the hay back in the nests and maybe just maybe they will sleep on the roosts instead tonight and stay out of the nests. Now if I can just get my layer to lay in the boxes.

    Did I mention I got an EGG!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    [​IMG] EGGS! [​IMG]

    Now the anticipation as you wait for your next one... which can seem like forever away.
  3. cookinmom

    cookinmom Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Yay!!! Love them eggs!!! [​IMG]
  4. menkot

    menkot Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    Whoever said chickens were dumb ... was RIGHT!!!

    We built them a new improved roost. The old one was just kind of a few steps to the nest boxes and they were very thin (inch by inch) with corners. The new one goes almost to the top of the coop, 7 feet. I used a tree as the roosts. Now they have nice 2 inch round roosts that are higher than the nest boxes. I tacked a board over the nest boxes. We will take it down first thing in the morning. At dark my 4 SLW's were all on the top two rungs of the new roost. The other 7 were crammed on the top two narrow old ones with their faces pressed against the board fussing and staring at it like it would just disappear at any second. They tried to somehow fly through it even like it was not there. 30 minutes later they were still sitting bunched up, wobbling, falling, and staring. I am going to check them one more time before bed. I hope they gave up. At least some of them figured out. Weird how it was all one breed. [​IMG][​IMG]
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    NW Florida
    Chickens can be so funny. I finally got the two 8-foot long roosts put in. I haven't taken out the shortest old one yet ... maybe a little over 2 feet long. I can still count on about a dozen chickens trying to roost on the old one, piled 3 high sometimes.

    Silly chickens! I really gotta get the old one taken out!


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