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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OHMYCHICKIES, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Songster

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    My only hen that decides to lay on the porch instead of the nest was laying on the porch all day. I started to think she was broody but in this snowy weather, that would be too weird. Well, when I locked the chickens up in the coop, the hen was still on the porch. I had to get her because it would be in the teens tonight. So I try to remove her and she's stuck. I slightly pull on her and move her and she's still puffed out. I get my flashlight and I see an egg on her chest. Okay this is dumb, but first thing I thought, OH MY, the egg came out of her chest (blonde moment) then I saw egg goo underneath her. The egg was actually stuck on her chest, the egg had cracked and acted like a glue to the porch. Although I did see her during the day, yell at the other hens coming by her. So, I'm not sure if she thought she hadn't layed yet or was just stuck.

    So I cleaned her up, gave her corn and put her back with the others. It was so weird yet funny.

    The visual was hilarious, I should've taken a pic but didn't think of it.
     

  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

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    Poor little hen. I bet she was really thirsty by the time you got her up. Funny too. I thought you were going to say she had frozen egg and it had stuck her to the porch. Jean
     
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

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    Poor baby!! So glad you went looking for her![​IMG]
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awwww, poor girl !!!
     
  5. OHMYCHICKIES

    OHMYCHICKIES Songster

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    she's back at it again and I hope the same doesn't happen again. I wish I knew of a way she would lay in the coop like the rest of them. The last time I closed them in the coop (bad weather) she layed from the top roost and the egg broke [​IMG]
     

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