Well, so much for that idea!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Every since my first flock started laying a few years ago I've kept a notebook with their daily egg production totals, the monthly totals, how many eggs I've sold and to whom.

    When my younger flock started laying in the fall I added a column for them. The adults get a "A" for adult next to their totals, the little ones get a "B" for babies.

    This system has worked fine to date. Then not too long ago the younger girls started hanging out around the adult coop during the day. Some of the adult hens have snuck into the juvenile coop to check out their feed (same feed, different coop).

    Today I go out to collect eggs and find three of the pullets in the nestboxes of the adult coop and one of the adult hens in a juvie's nestbox. Identical nestboxes in each coop, filled with hay from the same bale. All 8 nestboxes have two golfballs a piece.

    Chickens!! I swear they do it to test my patience! [​IMG]
     
  2. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's exactly why they do it, to test your patience! I like your thought process though. I gave up on trying to figure out which girl laid which egg. [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a conspiracy to keep from being eliminated from the flock.[​IMG]
     
  4. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fickle girlies!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're just having a little fun messing with the "accounting department".
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'm gonna have a little fun with my new crock pot. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you ever pray for Patience? God gave you the opportunity to learn it. Right? [​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Patience?[​IMG] Gritty?[​IMG]:lau:lau [​IMG]
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Poor poor Gritty. [​IMG]

    At least you can still count the chickens. [​IMG]

    I downloaded the chicken tracker.. you wanna be frustrated, try figuring that out when you are a computer idiot like me. [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Hey now! I happen to have the patience of a saint. Until I don't. Then it's time to watch the heck out. [​IMG]
     

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