Those silly pullets!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Minniechickmama, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I just went out to see what the heck the birds were chasing each other for. [​IMG] I saw one of the Splash girls running with something in her beak, but I could not tell what it was. [​IMG] Now, mind you, the only things out there are snow, straw and mash, plus whatever shavings haven't been poopified yet. [​IMG] I was worried someone was eating a fresh laid egg. [​IMG] I got out there and the chase was over.
    But as I rounded the corner of the brooder house, I caught a glance of the hole in the corner of the plastic tub I keep the grit in. I had accidentally hit it with the snowblower earlier this week and it just broke all to pieces on that corner. Lo and behold, a little tan egg was sitting in there! [​IMG] It was smaller than my Silkie eggs but larger than my Sebrights. Who it could be? There are about 25 girls out there, so it could have been one of a few who I know had not begun laying last fall. It is the cutest, purtiest egg, and it was still warm! [​IMG]

    Those silly, silly pullets. She has much to learn about finding a soft, warm place to set her bum to lay an egg.

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  2. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the egg! ISn't it funny how there can be plenty of places for the hens to lay but that one spot or that "new" spot gets them bickering about who gets to lay there first? Again, congrats on the egg.
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Thanks. I have others laying but this was definitely a new pullet laying. I guess since it was a hole and not occupied, she felt it was as good a place as any. In a bucket of rock. Not a brainy chick.
     

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