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She was sitting on eggs and I didn’t know

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chickening101, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    My hen got into a pool equipment area in my yard, and was unusually comfortable....I looked under her, and there were three eggs! :D I had no idea where they were from, because she had only been laying for three days and had layer eggs in the nesting box each of those days, which I took, so I know the eggs weren’t hers. The only other possibility could be one of my other hens, but she had also only been laying for three days and I had taken all the eggs she’d layed. This is a mystery!
    Sadly, I had to take the eggs away, because they were not fertile(don’t have roosters) and i don’t want her to go crazy broody trying to hatch those eggs.
    This is so funny!
    Open to comments :thumbsup

    Xx chickening101
     
  2. Wilmer Gehman

    Wilmer Gehman Songster

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    :yuckyuck that happened to me once! We found 4 eggs in my neighbors bush! I didnt think my chickens would wander that far away from the rest of the flock. The eggs were smaller and blue so i thot it was some kind of dove. Then, one afternoon i couldn't find one of my chickens that lays blue eggs. I look all over and she was nowhere to be found! That was Easter. I thot somebody grabbed her because she is so friendly. Finally under a huge bush by our house, I found her! She was sitting on 8 eggs! So now I know who the mystery eggs belong to!....i'd better keep an eye on that rascal!:lol:
     
  3. Poultry keeper12

    Poultry keeper12 Chirping

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    :lau same with me!!
     
  4. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Songster

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    LOL love reading about these mystery nests, hens are mysterious like that with their eggs.. If she is broody, which I encountered with one of mine last summer I tested her out with them dummy eggs until I could hunt down some fertile eggs for her since we also didn't have a roo... She was soo happy with her fertile eggs and hatched about 5 out of the 7..
     
  5. Poultry keeper12

    Poultry keeper12 Chirping

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    Way too go!!:celebrate
     
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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager 7 Years

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    Chickens are very silly!
     
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  7. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    LOL
     
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  8. Wilmer Gehman

    Wilmer Gehman Songster

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    agreed! They each have their own funny personalities! :DI have one that is a wanderer. if i let them out, she travels through half the neighborhood before i realize she's gone!:th......well, not quite that far.:cool:
     
  9. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    :(
    Haha that's so funny...still so confused on how three eggs ended up in the pool equipment area...will forever be a mystery :D
    Xx chickening101
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    She really needs some fertile eggs to hatch - then she'll be happy.
     
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