Taaa Daaa!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AngieChick, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I was in my kitchen today and heard my chickens making a freaked out racket. I peak out and they are all staring at the coop and screaming like the chicken boogie man is in there. When I go to open up the coop door they look at me like "I wouldn't go in there if I were you..", one of them even hissed at the coop (none have ever hissed before). I thought maybe something evil had somehow gotten past our hardware cloth fort knox defenses, and when I open the door to peek the coop is totally trashed. There are shavings everywhere, my fake eggs have been tossed clear across the coop, and the nest boxes have hardly any hay left in them. But, as I look closer I see one of my wooden eggs that looks a tiny bit smaller than it did before, and darker. Sure enough, one of my chickens has laid her first egg and must have thought she was being attacked from behind [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's a perfect, pretty little thing laid by one of my 2 Golden Comets, Annie.

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    They are around 22 weeks old. Extra sunflower seeds and a romp in the rain to pat them on the back for a job well done! Yay!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's too funny! [​IMG] Congrats on your first egg! [​IMG]
     
  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Annie's gorgeous.
    Congrats!
     
  4. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a cute story.I tell you mine seem to have all kinds of similar chicken business going on down at the barn.I let them freee range for a couple of hours in the morning everybody runs out like all get out.Then they all seem to grazing peacefully then all of a sudden I see Cletus run past and back into the run and into the coop then Eddie flies by not wanting to miss out on whatever Cletus seems to think is happening.Pretty soon the boys come trotting back out.Every so often you will hear alot of swuaking and everybody is on the run again.Lord only knows what's going on.
     
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    [​IMG] She never knew what hit her!
     
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Thanks, it was pretty exciting!

    Kellie - they are entertaining little critters, aren't they? I love to just watch mine and try to figure out what is going on in their little brains. Sometimes it's easy "yum! A bug! Yay!!!", but sometimes I have no idea what they're thinking.
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] congrats and thanks for the laugh!
     
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  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    The Musical of Chickens! Mine "sing" every time they lay an egg, even the roo starts singing to. GRATZ on your first egg [​IMG]
     
  9. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratz!!! Mine just started laying this week. 4 in a row! [​IMG]
     
  10. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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