Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I DID NOT RAISE HER THAT WAY


I did not raise her that way...I just don't know what happened. I did not raise her to become a cannibal... and she is starting to set a bad influence on Ethyl. Now Lucy has been conspiring with Ethyl to join her evil ways. I just don't know what to do. I have been listening for her cackle every morning and I rush out to try to save those eggs. Some days I'm lucky and some days she beats me in recovering those precious eggs and she just flips her little beak up in the air as to say ... eggs, what eggs, there are no eggs in this nest today. I had been wondering for a while why I was not finding Lucy and Ethyl's eggs until one day I caught her (Lucy) in the act...pecking away at the eggs. Right now she doesn't know how lucky she is in getting away with this act. If DH finds out I'm for sure she will become next Sunday's dinner. Yep.....she just doesn't know how lucky she is.

Irma :)

14 comments:

Paula said...

Oh no... I'm sorry Irma. I've had a few egg-eaters, too... and it's very hard to break them from the habit!

Rhonda said...

Hi Irma......Oh dear..... this is not good...... I have no clue ..... maybe Google your problem ... I'm sure someone will have a solution.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Sometimes, extra oyster shell helps keep their appetite down. You might try that. Good luck. blessings,Kathleen

Deanna said...

Oh no Irma, I think my sister Laurie might now why she does this. I'll have to ask her tomorrow.

How have you been?

Deanna :D

Cindy said...

Wow...I had no idea chickens would do this...so I am clueless, hope you figure it out soon!

c

Betty's corner of the world said...

I Irma ... I know this is a serious problem for you ..but I have to admit that your writing made me laugh .. I hope you don't have to have chicken for Easter dinner...lol
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Hugz ...Betty

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh for goodness sakes, why would she eat the young...Only come to think of it, there has been times that I wished I had eaten my young LOL!

Carol

Sares said...

Uh oh. It's a bit funny bit I am sure very frustrating! I hope she quits before the hubs catches her, that would be unfortunate.

Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway Irma, have a great day and I hope you have lots of eggs tomorrow!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I have wanted chickens for some time, but since we live in city ...
Maybe this link will help:

http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-Chickens-from-Eating-Their-Own-Eggs

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Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Like Kathleen stated....Do you give them oyster shells?? That might be part of the problem. I also give them egg ration food. Not just scratch!

M

Tilly's Nest said...

HI Irma's Rose Cottage, you won the giveaway on Tilly's Nest! Please email me you address so I can get those notecards out to you.

Tilly's Nest said...

Irma, please email me at pcmc2000@msn.com so I can mail you those wonderful notecards. Thank you.~Melissa

Mom of 2 Roses said...

We had to umm have a few of our chickens for dinner because we couldn't stop them from doing this either. I never thought to look online on how to break this habit but good luck!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Miss you. Just want to wish you a Merry Christmas! blessings,Kathleen 12-15-11