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waiting on eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by pokey, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    have you ever went to the coop and noticed the hen sitting in the nestbox, so you decided to wait? i want to know i'm not the only person who my husband thinks is a nut...... by the way he is in las vegas, so if i went to look at new chickens that's not cheating , right? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sometimes but after a few mins I give up. I've only seen 1 egg laid, and opened the box once *right* after my RIR had popped one out. I swear they see me coming and decide to hold it.
     
  3. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    well, i must have good timing! i actually have picked them up out of the nest box still wet. i have one hen that's a new hampshire that i won't bother.....she will draw blood. i just come back later for hers.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh, I've found lots of wet eggs - those are less than 30 seconds old - but only seen one fall out!
     

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