Friday, May 29, 2015

Fact of the Day: Chicken Egg

While chickens are well-known to lay eggs, they also are known to eat their own eggs at times. Farmers have prevented them from doing so by deterring them by switching some eggs with golf balls. 

17 comments:

RO said...

That's a really interesting fact! I had no clue. Thanks for sharing! Hugs...

Anonymous said...

lol, I had no idea. golf balls. who would have thought. thanks for teaching me something new today :)

DEZMOND said...

They eat each other too... when chicken see a spot of blood they will eat the wounded chicken alive.... that is why some farmers put on them ridiculous small pink glasses so that they wouldn't see red

Pilar Domínguez said...

...I guess you mean hens lay eggs, hehehehe, ( it was a joke) I didn't know they eat their own eggs. Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that. Those golf balls must hurt the beak

Pat Hatt said...

Isn't the pic a rooster lol

Joy said...

Oh! That I didn't know...

Adam said...

two hens in the background

Manzanita said...

I use the old golf ball trick for my chicks when I want them to use a different nest. They are definitely creatures of habit and change comes hard.

bj said...

Never heard of such...guess it works tho. :)

Ruth said...

I always herd that once they start, it is almost impossible to break them of the habit

Christine said...

did not know that!

Bob Bushell said...

I have seen that, eating their own eggs, but, golf balls?????????

Mama Zen said...

I didn't know that!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Seriously? I had no idea.

The Happy Whisk said...

And sometimes, they steal the eggs of others and run around the yard with them.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

If I comment, 'you are kidding,' you'll know what I mean - right?