RIR Hen "Guards" the Flock's Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barry Natchitoches, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one particular Rhode Island Red hen who stands guard over the eggs in the nests when I come in to collect them.


    She follows me around anytime I enter their coop, and even tries to peck me when I go to pick up the eggs.


    And Oh, does she cackle when I start collecting those eggs! She fusses and fusses. She definitely considers me to be a thief, and if she was big and bad enough to do something more than cackle about it, I think I'd be in a world of trouble!
     
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love 'em! [​IMG]
     
  3. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has she ever stopped laying because you 'took' her egg?
     

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