|Image from Stock Exchange|
This is probably not bizarre or weird behaviour from the hen’s pov, but I thought I would share it anyway because I couldn’t believe how much of a duh! moment it gave me when it dawned on me why my chook did what she did, this morning.
I set the two eggs I was carrying down on the floor of the coop and went to pick up the chook in question, forgetting about the eggs as I examined her. After satisfying myself that the chook was healthy, I put her down and turned around to notice Rosie standing over the two eggs kind of half crouched, actually, making little cooing noises and trying to tuck one of the eggs underneath herself by pushing it with her beak. I went over to her and reached for the eggs. She stepped aside quickly but made a snippy little Brrrrk! noise at me as I picked up the eggs and carried them outside the coop.
|Not my chook. Same breed, though.|
I tend to forget, that eggs are more than just a yummy snack for me. They’re the chooks’ investment in the future.