Double Occupancy

Nugget, our little Sebring banty chicken gave us about a half dozen eggs this year then stopped laying.  She didn’t, however, stop sitting.  She parks herself in our kitty litter/laying box and refuses to move… even when someone who actually is contributing to my egg carton shows up.  As soon as Columbia, one of our Rhode Island Reds lays her giant brown egg, Nugget will settle in on it and wait for it to hatch.  Since we kicked our mean roosters out of the barn, that won’t be happening.  I’ve found her on as many as four eggs.  When the Americaunas start laying, she’ll have to flatten herself out even bigger to keep them all warm until we can gather them.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 10:34:59

    That is just the sweetest little thing! And really – why go to the trouble of laying your own eggs when you can just sit on somebody elses? 😉

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  2. TroubleT
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 12:30:18

    Aw…..Nugget is a cutey! Can you give her a placebo type of egg so she doesn’t feel left out? 😉

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  3. Connie
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 14:48:20

    She’s beautiful. My favorite of all your chickens. Please, don’t turn her into soup, even if she doesn’t lay any eggs. After all, how much can she eat?

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  4. Connie
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 15:00:51

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