Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting and Waiting

Yesterday one of our hens started making a clucking sound I had never heard before. So I headed out back to see Henny run in the coop and up into a nesting box. Good girl those fake decoy eggs really worked.
She sat in there so quietly I had to get a picture of her.


Little Miss Chicken momma was so excited. She really wants to gather eggs. She sat waiting. I would not let her get too close to the coop and told her to give Henny her privacy. I did see her peek once into the laying boxes.


So she waited and waited and waited some more. Finally Henny came out of the coop.


So we went to see if maybe we had our first egg. Nope just the decoy eggs were in there. Soon I hope. Very soon. I feel like I am waiting on a baby or something.



26 comments:

  1. Oh bless her heart. She is waiting so patiently. Maybe really soon. Hugs, Marty

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  2. How exciting! I know you ALL are waiting patiently! I can't wait to get started with chickens!

    Tammy

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  3. Yes -- it will be very soon. Sounds like she's going through the motions. Sometimes they start almost crowing after they lay -- and the others chime in, it's a bit raucous: ("I lay-lay-LAID AN EEEGGG! She lay-lay-la LAID AN EEEGGG!!). I would start checking several times a day -- you don't want to leave an egg in there too long and chance it getting broken and eaten by them.

    I'm so excited for you and your daughter -- it is so special to go out and gather a fresh warm egg!

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  4. Love your little chicken house. Even though I live in the country and get fresh eggs from the neighbor I could be convinced to have my own chicken or two with a house like that for them.

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  5. i can only imagine the waiting process ... that must make things so exciting. fun! (:

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  6. It's so sweet to see her patiently waiting. Can't wait to see her face when she picks up her first egg! Does she have an egg basket ready to go? ~ Maureen

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  7. She's so pretty, and I can understand her wanting her privacy. :-) I think she was just doing a trial run.

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  8. I thought mine was dying the first time- the "egg laying" song was SO LOUD! I never used decoys, glad mine figured it out on their own :)

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  9. Hi Elaine!
    How sweet.. waiting for eggs. That's quite a sweet little gal you've got there!!

    Maybe the heat is effecting the chickens a little bit too.

    Best of luck... crossing my fingers for ya :)

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  10. If it's anything like my daughter's chickens....one day they'll start laying and never stop! The waiting game is not easy for anyone particularly a child! Joan

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  11. What an exciting experience!!
    I will never forget when our girls (my first chickens)
    began laying. We were just like you! :0)

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  12. You all must be so excited. I can just imagine. I've never done anything like have chickens, so I can only imagine the process, the waiting, the excitement. How fun for your daughter. These times will make great memories for her.
    Liz

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  13. LOL now I am wtg on the baby too :)

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  14. Oh the JOY that will be on the day she discovers the first egg! I hope it's soon:)

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  15. I just found out our neighbours have chickens, so excited to hear that clucking sounds.

    Hope that you get some eggs real soon.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  16. how exciting!!! sweet little love, waiting and waiting, thats so sweet,

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  17. I know exactly how you feel. I could NOT wait! Like Christmas.....I tell ya!! It will be any day now!!!
    XO Kris

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  18. This is so sweet Elaine. I hope she gets to hold a real egg soon. I think I would be just like that. Might even lose sleep wondering if I had a new egg. lol! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Your chickens are adorable. I love hearing about them. Good luck with the egg laying!

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  20. This is too cute! I'm learning so much from you about these chickens. Maybe next spring I can start with mine.
    ~betty

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  21. Hopefully you will be eating fresh eggs soon!

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  22. It would seem like that. Your Q will be so excited when she gets to bring in her first egg!
    Brenda

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  24. You've revved up our anticipation too!! Can't wait to hear the good news :)

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  25. Ok so now you have me waiting in anticipation!Gives me time to buy bubble gum cigars!Or am I behind the times and should be getting something else?lol

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  26. Hi Elaine!
    It looks like your darling little momma has the right idea! It won't be long and you'll be gathering up those "golden eggs"!
    Thanks for sharing your sweet post!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn :}

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