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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

You will not believe: Repost from Ebay

You will not believe what I just saw, (saenzmom)
Posted May-10-08 13:44:58 PDT Updated May-10-08 13:45:31 PDT
with my own chicken eyes. I saw an egg, leave one of my chickens' vent. I have a hen that the other ladies pulled out her tail feathers over a PECKING ORDER squabble.
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Now, this may sound silly but, I have trained my hens to lay their eggs, on a pillow, in a chair, on my back porch. So, I hear a noise and look out my window in time to see the egg plop out onto the pillow. How FOOKING COOL is that?
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Yes, I said I trained my hens. Easier that way finding their eggs on a daily basis. And the eggs stay clean and dry.

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4030lisa ( 943) View seller's items View Blog
whoa.....she's a chicken whisperer.......:o)
May-10-08 13:48:42 PDT Delete Report this comment

0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items View Blog
So, do they take turns on the pillow ....
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Lisa, its just easier. Plus no EASTER surprises in special places. ROFL
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Seamstress, Each morning the ladies caucus at the pillow. They decide who will lay first then take turns.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items View Blog
I've had urban chickens ... they are a hoot... and, I found they preferred privacy in the coop when they laid eggs.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
seamstress, I let my bird free range in the day.
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winchuckriverstore ( 530) View seller's items View Blog
Apparently your chicken requires little privacy...no butt feathers to hide herself...how embarrassing...like pooping with all to see. LOL
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items View Blog
I let mine free-range too ... but they headed back to the coop to lay eggs.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
winchuck, The Featherless Butt did not follow the Pecking Order so, her azz was denuded by the others. Way to funny, she tried to usurp the other hens.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Seamstress, five acres is a big distraction when chasing bugs & mice.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items View Blog
I had urban chickens ... about 7,000 square feet to roam ... but, they not only managed to have enough space, but got their heads snapped of by the neighbor's dog when they stuck their heads through the fence. We will try having chickens again ... just gotta get over the shock and do something with the fence.
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winchuckriverstore ( 530) View seller's items View Blog
She sounds like our Jack Russel mix who continually has to tell the labadors that she is the boss of our house. Her butt is still in tack. Funny, she did have half of her lower jar taken off by the vet...didn't slow her down a bit. Maybe the labs caused that to happen some how???? ummmmm I think Chickens and Jack Russells can be very much the same!
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winchuckriverstore ( 530) View seller's items View Blog
Ugh! I'd die if my chickens had their heads snapped off...maybe that's why I haven't got any. The Jack Russell mix would be the one to do it right here in our own space! The labs would take a nap with the chickens.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items View Blog
Our little wiener dog Molly was buddies with the birds ... we just never thought they'd stick their heads into the open mouth of a dog ... live and learn ... in this case ... die and learn.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
That would make them mess themselves. Holey Moley, poor hens. Seamstress
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letys3 ( 1306) View seller's items View Blog
Wow saenz, that's amazing, I wish when I was growing up my mother would of trained our chickens to do that instead of going in the hen house and having to wash the eggs :)
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
She sounds like a tough little dog. Win WOW, I would me quiet upset if my hens met their demise that way. I am raising 45 Delawares which are endangered.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
It was easy to do, letys. I just put "snacks" on the chair about the time they were to start laying. Nothing gets a hens attention like: greens, corn cobs, tomatoes, or melon rinds.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items View Blog
Letys, did you know you are not supposed to "wash" eggs. See when the eggs leave a hen's vent a coating is applied that is an anti-bacterial sealent.
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