Why was there a tomato in the nest box?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cherlyn, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out this morning to get the egg from my sole layer. I found an egg... and an egg-sized tomato. The hen, a seven-month-old light sussex, was not sitting on either. Um... why? Does broodiness factor into this at all?

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had Dominique hens "steal" eggs from neighboring nesting boxes but no produce. Does she have access to tomatoes? It is quite amazing to watch a hen roll an egg around with their beaks and necks. Or you have an amazing chicken that lays eggs AND tomatoes! [​IMG]
     
  3. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... maybe you should remind her that she "coulda had a V-8! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tossed a tomato in the run a few days ago, because they seem to enjoy pecking at them. But... why the nest box? [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn

    Heehee!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Too funny!
     
  6. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a jokester for a hen. She's probably [​IMG] [​IMG] while you'r not looking [​IMG]
     
  7. apukanski

    apukanski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is too funny. [​IMG]
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] You could make a fortune on Craigslist, a chicken that lays tomato's!

    (anyone want a tomato sandwich now or is that just me?)
     
  9. Britgal65

    Britgal65 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats too funny. Maybe she thinks you need a heartier breakfast. Eggs with fried tomatoes, yummy. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I start seeing sausages or ham in there, I will be a millionaire. [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     

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