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The hen's egg mystery

lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
edited 2. Jun 2011, 18:45 in Community Chit-chat archive
At the weekend I was preparing a patio pot for putting some bedding plants into. As I took out last year's soil I found a brown hen's egg buried. :shock: :shock: :shock: k030.gif Hubby is not the sort of guy to play practical jokes and our sons have long since left home. We are totally private at the back so no one could have put it there.

We broke the egg to find out how fresh it was and it would have been edible.

(I wasn't trying to grow an egg plant either before anyone comes up with that suggestion. :lol: )

Any suggestions on where it could have come from or has this happened to anyone else? :???: k030.gifHoping someone will solve this mystery for me.
Love, Legs x
'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'

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  • tjt6768tjt6768 Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I believe it could be a chavs egg.. Sometimes when the female of the species is lost, heavily egg laden & cannot find her way back to the council estate she may, in panic bury one of eggs.. Especially if it is a brown egg & the partener chav is of the white variety or vica versa.. You could lay a trap if you think you have a chav infestation though.. Place 20 Benson & Hedges (other brands also applicable) and a four pack of stella in a beartrap & leave for a couple of nights..

    :grin::wink: Best of luck Linda
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • NinaKKangNinaKKang Posts: 663
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Tony - my knowledge of nature is VERY limited - you were joking, weren't you :D

    Nxx
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hope it was not the egg of destiny from the cane and able ????
    val
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    If it were a chav egg would it not be covered in Burberry check? I think, Tony, you could be on the wrong trail here. As to where it came from,well, I have no idea. How very strange.

    You don't happen to keep hens, Legs? No? Ooooooh. Odder and odder. :shock: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't think it was a chav-egg as there were no cigarette butts around the pot :grin: .........and no Dreamsdaisy I don't keep hens and I don't think any of the neighbours do. :|

    ..... could have been a fox .....though we think a fox would have just ate it?
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think they hide stuff until later. My neighbours' hens were obliterated by a fox, he left the bodies and according to the knowledgeable buffs on here that was because he would have come back later for them. Perhaps the same applies to eggs. Ith a mythtery! (as Toyah would sing) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The phantom egg layer strikes again.
  • jillyjilly Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It must be a happy chav hen which as got its freedom , they have to lay the eggs somewhere , you must have a nice quiet garden where it felt safe and able to put its egg. Perhaps it will lay you one day if you are lucky :smile:
  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    .......but a hen wouldn't bury an egg :shock:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    .....but a phantom egg layer might/
  • valvalvalval Posts: 15,897
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    rehab44 wrote:
    Eggs are perfectly round when inside birds, they only go "egg shaped" when the bird squeezes them out, I thought I would share that with you


    made my eyes water thanks so much for that :grin:
    val
  • rugbygirlrugbygirl Posts: 691
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have your sons been round at all? Do they have children? is there any chance that on a visit they could have 'planted'it?
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  • robertlsrobertls Posts: 2,580
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    When a hen lays an egg.... c010.gif

    Which end comes out first??..........the pointy end, or the rounded end?? o040.gif

    Probably squirrels........... g050.gif

    or a fox .... e075.gif

    But, I hear you ask........ c070.gif

    Where did the squirrel or fox, get the egg from in the first place........?? a015.gif

    That I leave to your own imaginations........... e055.gif

    The plot thickens............ e010.gif
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    When a hen lays an egg....

    Which end comes out first??..........the pointy end, or the rounded end??


    I think it's usually rounded end first.......chicken3.gif........OUCH :!: :lol:

    Joan
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  • robertlsrobertls Posts: 2,580
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joanlawson wrote:
    When a hen lays an egg....

    Which end comes out first??..........the pointy end, or the rounded end??


    I think it's usually rounded end first.......chicken3.gif........OUCH :!: :lol:

    Joan

    You been watching chickens bums??........ewwwwwww
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    But before she could reply, there emerged from behind the bar a figure of gigantic proportions. Was it Fat Kev?

    No, it was...............................SUPER-ROOSTER, that infamous cockerel who's evil reputation was known throughout the whole of Chickenkind.

    funnychicken.jpg

    He was eggactly the last thing anyone wanted to see in the Cane and Able :evil
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    robertls wrote:
    joanlawson wrote:
    When a hen lays an egg....

    Which end comes out first??..........the pointy end, or the rounded end??


    I think it's usually rounded end first.......chicken3.gif........OUCH :!: :lol:

    Joan

    You been watching chickens bums??........ewwwwwww

    It's all part of the rich pattern of life, and way back in the mists of time I got Biology 'o' level :lol:
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  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Princess Lilo stood quivering in the shadow of Super-Rooster, clutching her Kir Royale in one hand, she reached up with the other and pulled out from behind her tiara the gleaming 7th and final egg of destiny.

    As though it was a red hot coal she tossed it into the air over the heads of everyone there and it stood animated for a few seconds before it began it's arc to the floor of the Cane and Able :shock:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Stop watching my wobbly bits man and make sure someone catches that ruddy egg :roll:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • ichabod6ichabod6 Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Do you do spoiled egg butties in this bar?
    If you do could I have a couple please and a black
    pudding barm cake for afters and two pints of Thwaites'
    Bomber to wash it down and if Lilolegs is a new nom de
    plume for Linda with the legs and she is still hopping
    around a pint of the same for her and a bpbc if she wants
    one and if Joan Lawson turns up the same for her and a
    pint for yourself, oh and have you got any spare Olympic
    tickets?
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ichabod6 wrote:
    Do you do spoiled egg butties in this bar?
    If you do could I have a couple please and a black
    pudding barm cake for afters and two pints of Thwaites'
    Bomber to wash it down and if Lilolegs is a new nom de
    plume for Linda with the legs and she is still hopping
    around a pint of the same for her and a bpbc if she wants
    one and if Joan Lawson turns up the same for her and a
    pint for yourself, oh and have you got any spare Olympic
    tickets?

    Cheers, Ichabod :!: :grin::grin: I hope you are well.
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  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Wow! Joan I didn't know you had an 'ology..

    It's the only 'ology' I ever got, so I'm proud of it :grin:
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