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

AhBee01

Songster
12 Years
Nov 7, 2007
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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)

 
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Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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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.
 

sgtmom52

Birds & Bees
12 Years
Jun 1, 2007
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Northern York County ~ Pennsylvania
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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