Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Strange Place to Lay Eggs


7 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

what kind?

Dreaming said...

LOL I bet they are Killdeer eggs - and the pile of poop is a much softer nest than their usual rocks.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I think they are quail eggs. The quail hang out with the bunnies on the manure pile, and the bunnies have been nesting in it too. I suspect if I dug down into one of the holes, I'd find baby bunnies.

Caitlin said...

Well hopefully what ever laid them will help scatter your poop for you. I suppose you could eat them... but I'd just see if some thing comes back to sit on them. We used to have chicken that would lay her eggs in one of the horse's stalls and the stallion would never step on them. I suppose if a dog hadn't eaten the eggs they could have hatched there.

lilyrose said...

Yup. those are quail eggs. They lay them in the weirdest places. I find them on top of hay bales, in feed buckets, in stalls and even on the running board of my horse trailer! It amazes me that our quail population doesn't disappear. It's strange because once they do hatch, the parents keep their babies with them until they are fully grown.

Sam said...

Wait until you find them between the hay bales - we keep trying to figure that one out. :D

Sam

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Oh yeah, we knock down and break eggs every time we knock a fresh batch of bales off the tower. I always feel bad about that.

The last time my husband knocked down some bales, a lizard crawled up his arm onto his back. About 15 minutes later he asked me to get it off him, and I found it crawling on his head. I couldn't believe it stayed on him all that time while he was climbing around on the haystack.