What kind of chicken is this, laying eggs in my yard? UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by AhBee01, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    My Dog Roxy found this snapper in the middle of laying her eggs, how exciting,we hope we get to see the hatchlings!
    How cool is that! Anyone ever see this and if so what did you do? We have some crates over the nest so no predators can get them! (We hope anyway)
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  3. [​IMG] That is an interesting chicken!!!
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Hmmmmm....none of my chickens look like that! [​IMG]

    That's very cool! How long do they take to hatch?
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    prehistoric chicken????
  6. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's awesome! I hope they stay safe until hatch time!
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Awww! Thats so cute!
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I have a neighbor who has sulcatas. Once a year there are signs all over the neighborhood to watch out for "little moving rocks" and please avoid them. Plus her address so that folks can return the wandering babies.
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Quote:They'll eat your birds if they get big enough.
  10. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:From Wikipedia ~

    After digging a hole, the female typically deposits 25 to 80 eggs each year, guiding them into the nest with her hind feet and covering them with sand for incubation and protection. Incubation time is temperature-dependent, ranging from 9 to 18 weeks. In cooler climates, hatchlings overwinter in the nest.

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