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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by piecemaker, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    but I need to ask it anyway, so please don't laugh. Every day my sweet little silkie will lay her egg in an old horse stall. I'v noticed there is always 2 old dry pieces of horse poo in her nest which i removed each day. Today I went to get her egg and she was still on the nest making that don't touch my egg sound. So I moved her, the egg and nest (less the poo) in a muck bucket to the coop. She was going thru her nest like she was looking for the egg so I put it on top and still she was carring on I thought she would settle down. No luck so I went to the barn and got her 2 pieces of poo put that with her egg and now she is fine I have 3 roosters so I'm pretty sure her egg is fertile but why does she keep putting the poo in the nest with her egg does she think it needs fertilicer(sp) to grown into big chicks. should leave the poo or what
    See your laughing [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2008
  2. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi

    [​IMG] Yep! I'm laughing!
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Never heard of this, don't have a clue what to tell you.
  4. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    maybe she thinks those are maran eggs ? [​IMG]

    maybe she thinks she can hatch her own little horse ?? [​IMG]
  5. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....

  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I just cannot imagine what kind of chickens will hatch from those two poo eggs!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  7. piecemaker

    piecemaker Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    I've alway wanted a mini horse is that where they come from???????
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess


    I think that was counting her "eggs" and a couple came up missing...
  9. kurby

    kurby Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    [​IMG] I bet she wants to hatch um fer you![​IMG]
    Poor thing can you give her any other eggs?
  10. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    It sounds like she is broody is to me & thinks of them as eggs in all seriousness, so I'd let her keep the eggs, if you can... I doubt she wants the poo to actually have poo [​IMG]

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