She tried!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Royd, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Over the last few days, my smallest, bossiest RIR, has sung the egg song. I looked carefully, but found nothing. I'm guessing it's the equivalent of false labor.

    Anyway, today, I caught her in the equipment shed, hunting a spot amongst the garden tools and woodworking equipment.

    I took her to the coop and placed her in the nest tub. She immediately settled down, but she wasn't too big on the three golf balls.
    Personally, I think it's because she knew that chickens don't lay day-glo green or saftey orange eggs.[​IMG]

    I removed them, and she got busy, for about twenty minutes, rearranging the pine needles and bamboo leaves and husks.

    Once again, she sang the egg song, but no egg

    At the end of it all, she threw several blades of dried grass on her back, then, left the coop.

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  2. Betsy's Mom

    Betsy's Mom In the Brooder

    Oct 1, 2009
    Central FL
    Awww, she's trying mom.
    I can't wait until I get my first egg!! I have no idea how old my foundling chicken is though.
  3. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    What a little sweetheart!
  4. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Funny! My RIR hen chose a spot away from all the other chickens and the nest boxes, too. She lays her egg by the front door in my plant! Can't get her to stop, but right now, she's the only one laying, so she's allowed! [​IMG]

    I love my RIR! They are the funniest, bossiest birds around! [​IMG] She sure looks like she'll be laying any day. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the pics!


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