I finally had the pleasure (maybe not a pleasure to most!) of witnessing the laying of an egg by one of my very own Rhode Island Red hens. It was amazing. So amazing that the squawk you hear after the egg has been laid is me, not the chicken.
[quote]Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. -Coco Chanel[/quote]
The next video is not so gentle, it is close-up and very personal. My chicken, unfortunately, laid her egg and kicked it in my face — I was so stunned by the blow that I wasn’t able to catch the flying object. I guess I shouldn’t have been so close. If you are easily grossed out, please stick with the less explicit version shown above.