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Little Brown Hen Lays an Egg

Jul
23

Little Brown Hen: “I don’t need no stinkin’ nesting box.”

“I just need my man!”




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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on July 23, 2012  

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  1. 7-23
    2:10
    am

    Wow! Nothing like doing labor and delivery every day and having someone eat the results. lol

    You may want to think about clipping his spurs. He’s probably injuring the girls when he mounts them. Found this out the hard way with mine. They ended up with deep puncture wounds from the rooster’s spurs.

  2. 7-23
    4:51
    am

    That’s hillarious! Thank you too as I’d never seen a hen lay an egg 8)

  3. 7-23
    6:06
    am

    I distinctly heard him say, “Remember to breathe! Puff, puff, puff, puff, puff, NOW PUUUUUUUSH! PUUUUUUUSH!”

  4. 7-23
    6:29
    am

    Can’t get an egg any fresher than that! Breakfast is served.:hungry:
    Fathers are there for the delivery a lot more these days. :snuggle:

  5. 7-23
    6:54
    am

    Love it! Absolutely love it!

  6. 7-23
    7:53
    am

    God love her! guess now it’s time for some toast & coffee oh and maybe an egg. Tee hee :)

  7. 7-23
    7:57
    am

    She looked so CONFUSED after she laid it! “What on earth just happened???” :lol:

  8. 7-23
    7:59
    am

    I love how the egg pops out and they both stand there, staring straight ahead as if saying “OK, now what?” “I dunno.” :chicken:

    Love it! I never saw the laying process either but I was filled with gladness that I’m not a chicken who goes through this each and every day!

  9. 7-23
    8:19
    am

    Do today’s generation REALLY know where eggs come from and HOW they get here?? Just wondering…
    She had a definite look of concentration at the time, didn’t she? Love it!

  10. 7-23
    8:31
    am

    Amazing video! :-)

  11. 7-23
    8:49
    am

    That was fantastic! I’d never seen the entire process before. Awesome!

  12. 7-23
    10:02
    am

    Thank you for this video. I also have never seen the whole process of egg laying even though we had chickens when I was young. Do you think it is painful for her? Was the rooster really waiting so he could eat the egg, as one person suggested?

  13. 7-23
    10:14
    am

    Nice video! :yes:

    To think the hens go through this process nearly daily always amazes me. My roos tend to join in crowing when the hens sing their egg songs.

  14. 7-23
    10:29
    am

    loved the video, and you did a gret job filming that, sure it took a lot longer than the length of the video. Cudos to you!!

  15. 7-23
    10:43
    am

    The rooster wasn’t waiting to eat the egg. I think he was being protective of her while she was vulnerable.

  16. 7-23
    11:02
    am

    Do they always have a moment of silence afterward? That is the first time I saw a hen lay an egg. Fascinating! Thank you for sharing!

  17. 7-23
    11:10
    am

    All that work, the straining and then someone comes along and takes her prize. I wonder if she will return again tomorrow and go through the same performance.

  18. 7-23
    11:53
    am

    Fun! I love that little dance she does when she’s got her butt to the camera. Thanks, Suzanne!

  19. 7-23
    12:34
    pm

    I am still amazed – I’m another one who has never seen this happen! I had the same thought many of the other commenters did – can you imagine “giving birth” every day? Several times a day? What a production – what a fantastic video!!!

  20. 7-23
    2:30
    pm

    Darn, that looked painful for the poor girl! That is one of the reasons I do not buy x-large eggs! I thought the old boy was being terribly sweet making sure she wasn’t troubled. He kept his eye on you the entire time!

  21. 7-23
    3:49
    pm

    how rude! he was not being protective, he was just being male. waitin for her to finish her work.so he could have some fun… danged male anyway! !!!! :no:

  22. 7-23
    11:43
    pm

    LOL! I love watching my girls lay!

  23. 7-24
    10:36
    am

    OMG! That’s a first for me.

  24. 7-27
    10:07
    pm

    Oh how sweet . . . and . . . errr . . . painful. They both looked a little shell-shocked after the big moment. Pun intended ;-)

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