She layed an egg...... in my hand!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zinkie, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. zinkie

    zinkie Chirping

    May 14, 2013
    Southern NH
    My favorite chicken is a Americana and a bit of a scardie cat. When she is upset, she always comes running to me.
    Well today, I saw her frantically trying to make a nest in the bushes so I picked her up and took her to the coop (this may have been her first time laying) and put her into a nest box. Well she dug and turned and dug and went back out of the nest box only to hop back into it. Well this frantic behavior went on for about 10 minutes, other girls sang her the song of encouragement, yet she still didn't settle. I finally took a stool, shut the doors and sat down to be with her. She was so upset and kept squawking. after a few more minutes, she ran over to me, I picked her up and decided to check her vent to make sure she was not in trouble. Well she buried her head under my arm- not the first time- and when I looked at her vent, it was pulsating and then I saw it, a little blue was poking out. And as I sat there, holding her with her head tucked under my arm, butt in the air, she layed a little blue egg into my hand.
    Very Cool!
  2. milola

    milola Chirping

    Mar 7, 2013
    Aw cute but I think it might traumatize me. And as far as the egg always sounds like they are in pain to me. LOL
  3. Breella

    Breella Songster

    Mar 23, 2013
    Syracuse, NY
    I have a chicken that tries to wait for me in the AM to lay her egg. She seems to like to have me watching and then she walks away squawking her song.

    And yes, I agree they sound in pain to me, kind of like they are going "What.What.What.What.WHAT."
  4. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Songster

    Jul 20, 2013
    Wow that must of been an amazing experience!! Sounds like a sweet girl too!
  5. zinkie

    zinkie Chirping

    May 14, 2013
    Southern NH
    She is sweet. My favorite one. Would like it if I carried her around all day. Or better yet, let her live in the house with us. LOL
  6. rojororeo

    rojororeo Songster

    May 14, 2013
    That is too cool!

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