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Sort of meat related but funny

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by terri9630, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isn't meat bird stuff but I figured ya'll would get a kick out of it.

    We have been having problems with broken/eaten eggs lately and our RIR's are always the ones with the eggy beaks. We decided that when our Buff Orps started laying in a few months we would go ahead and butcher the RIR's. Well today I went out and see if there were any eggs and caught my husbands HORSE with her head in the nest box munching eggs. A HORSE?! I guess out of curiosity she started mouthing the cover of the roll out/collection bin on the nest and found she could open it. Don't have a clue of why she started breaking the eggs. The RIR's are just waiting for her so they can clean up the mess. They can barely stretch far enough to reach the broken eggs. I guess I'll put a latch on the cover and see if the RIR's start breaking the eggs so they can keep eating them. If they do then this WILL be a meat bird thread.

    You can kind of see the collection area in this pict. The horse puts her head through the pipe fence.

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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  2. msteresaann

    msteresaann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can just see the horse's lips trying to pick up those eggs.
    How funny!
    Maybe she thinks, she needs more protein. LOL.
     
  3. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AH HA!!! I just KNEW my horse wasnt the only egg eating skunk in the world!!! TOOOOO funny!!!

    I hope your horse hasnt turned you hens into egg eaters though- thats NOT funny.
     
  4. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the lid on the "egg bin" to keep the dogs out. I guess I'll have to put a lock on it to keep the horse out. I can extend the depth of the collection area to help keep the chickens from reaching the eggs if I need to.
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    I bet your RIRs are relieved to be spared the chop! Didn't you notice them pointing their wings and clucking "it's the HORSE, blame the horse, it's all his fault!"
     
  6. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does Rosetta Stone have a chicken program? I'm not very fluent in it but I need to brush up. I think one of my pullets is trying to tell me she is a he but I'm not quite sure.
     

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