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Where's the weirdest place your hen ever laid?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poseygrace, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunday I was sitting with my girls having a quiet moment, and I noticed my SLW acting strange, like she wanted to lay but didn't know where. I watched her jump onto the top of the outside of the nest box, then onto the window-mounted A/C unit on the shed about 10 ft away. From there, she jumped onto the roof of the coop, about 8 ft up. But sister wasn't done yet! She jumped from there to the top of the shed, about 15 ft of the ground. So she was zig-zagging up the buildings! It's a pitched roof, so she went to the top, where a branch had fallen and leaves had collected. There she laid an egg! I had to get my hubby's 16 ft ladder to get it. She hasn't done it since. Crazy! I'd love to hear others. [​IMG]
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    In a feed barrel [​IMG] (had no feed though [​IMG] )
     
  3. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right on the sidewalk!
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a giant empty plastic flowerpot...[​IMG]
     
  5. papinator

    papinator Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are lame. They always lay in the next box. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone laid two eggs in the doghouse (which is actually a cathouse, but that sounds sooo risque!)
     
  7. 9Catsz

    9Catsz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one silkie hen that always lays an egg smack dab in the middle of the doorway to the chicken house. It's like she's sending me a message....."Don't miss MY egg."
     
  8. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  9. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one girl who has decided the dust bath is her personal nesting box... so her eggs are the ones covered in dirt and fireplace ashes...lol
     
  10. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    In their wading pool.
     

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