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Watched an egg being laid

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by real_redhead, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Roanoke, VA
    I went out to put the girls back in the run/coop and one of the girls looked like she was trying to go to the bathroom but she looked like she was straining...like she couldn't go, I thought no she can't be trying to lay an egg! Sure enough out pops a soft shelled egg! Pretty cool but she has been laying regular eggs (in the nesting box) so I thought this was weird...took it in and scrambled it for them. They loved it!!
  2. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Miller County Arkansas
    I got to watch one of my girls lay an egg.... It was both strange and cool.
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Cool, huh? I love watching, although it does bring back labor memories. (I hope it's not that bad for the hen)
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I watch mine sometimes too to figure out who is laying. I have some fairly new layers.
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got one today still soft and warm with my banty still in the box.
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    I have yet to catch mine in the act. I can be in the coop, walk out, come right back in and there is an egg. None of my girls make a sound while laying. [​IMG]

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