Well, one of the new hens is laying. Problem is....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pupsicle, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. pupsicle

    pupsicle Out Of The Brooder

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    She's laying in a pile of dirty towels on the floor of my next-door neighbors' laundry room.

    They don't keep the exterior door closed. She somehow managed to jump the 6-foot fence (three times), nest in the towels, and go home again.

    They were very nice about it, if a little perplexed at the discovery....
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I have a neighbor's big white hen who comes for breakfast with her friends then goes home. She lives about 8 acres away!
     
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  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Seriously? If I were them I'd keep the eggs and say nothing! [​IMG]
     
  4. pupsicle

    pupsicle Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a house filled with 5 college-aged boys. They aren't really smart enough to realize that, hey, it's free eggs. Mostly they were just really, really confused.
     
  5. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heehee! chickens do the darnedest things... I'd be pretty excited to find an egg in my pile of dirty laundry! course, if I did find an egg in my dirty laundry, it would probably be because I left it in my pocket and it got squished...
     
  6. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At least the towels were dirty:D. I think chicken poo washes off easily in the washer.
     
  7. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Oh gosh, that's really funny! [​IMG]
     
  8. rizq

    rizq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here! A couple weeks ago I washed all my fleece jackets and just happened to check pockets before I tossed them into the pile ... I found the previous day's egg in the pocket of one of them [​IMG] At least it was intact and did not make any messes, lol.
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... clip her wings....
    and give her a nice, safe, quiet place on your property to lay them.. poor thing, NO place on your property is good enough for her kids??? wow i would be insulted..
     
  10. Carolina Chicken Man

    Carolina Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they free range.
    If you have a run, confine her until she starts laying in the nest boxes.
     

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