See a Chicken Lay an Egg!

Hey!  Wanna see a chicken lay an egg? It comes right out of its bum!  No?  Wanna see my bum?  No?  Wanna see me get bit by a chicken?  Well you’re in the right place for 2 out of the 3.



No chicken was harmed during the making of this video. I, however, was.

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  1. Sandra says:

    That is hilarious and fantastic!

  2. Lindsay says:

    I’m sick and this is the only thing that has made me laugh all day. Thank you for this Karen…and Cuddles!!

  3. Jill says:

    That was AWESOME! Thanks for risking life and limb to bring us this nature documentary, Karen!

  4. Dainty says:

    Now I remember why I don’t like eggs so much.. Haha!

  5. Paulina J! says:

    I have been pecked by a chicken before for going after her chicks. Not fun. If you are not careful they can peck a piece of skin off! It was fascinating to watch this. I thought it would be a slower process, but she popped that sucker right out. Pretty cool!

  6. Julie shinnick says:

    Do you have a scar to show off? No?
    I spent a lot of time as a youngster with Granddad’s chickens but they never showed me how it was done!
    Thank you cuddles but it’s lucky your shells are tough!
    Maybe that’s what happened to Walnut? Difficult birth?

  7. carey says:

    that is SO funny! as i’m watching that vid, i can hear my own flock clucking and laying. and btw, my rhode island reds are mean as hell, too! never cross a rir!

  8. Leann says:

    THAT does it… I’m trading in the three dogs for three chickens. The only productive thing THEY produce is pooh… and hair to sweep… and kissy faces… and snuggles… and ball fetching… rats – talked myself out of the chickens! GREAT flick!

  9. carole says:

    Totally appreciated this; reminded me of when as a child,my Nanna and I were cuddling in bed one morning and a chicken came in the bedroom, hopped on the bed and laid an egg right on our feet…we giggled the whole time but she was single minded and just got on with the job!

  10. Patty S. says:

    You, and these chickens, rock!

  11. Nancy says:

    Well..obviously Walnut is too much of a lady to show us her bum…that Cuddles is just a your bite isn’t too painful..

  12. Carole McGinnis says:

    How cool – I have never seen a chicken lay an egg, the city girl I am. Thanks for sharing. It really is quite amazing if you think about it…well, maybe it isn’t good to think about it too much. HA.

  13. mimi says:

    Thanks. a . lot.
    I don’t know if I’ll ever eat an egg again!

    No seriously, I didn’t know that’s where they came out, and it’s one of those questions you feel really stupid to ask.
    Now I know.

  14. Susan says:

    I’ve watched mine lay too. What a miracle!!

    I love the cupboard handles to the laying boxes! Just like you’re in your house to reach for some eggs. LOL!

    I love chickie birds!!

  15. Tickled Red says:

    Bwahahaha…only you ;D

  16. Sebrah says:

    Hilarious! I love the commentary!

  17. Tara says:

    Now *that* is journalism at its finest! :-D

  18. Eileen says:

    I must say, Cuddles did that with CLASS. Other than sticking her bum in the air, she simply laid and egg without hysterics as if to say, “See, it’s really no biggie.” She’s da bomb!

  19. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the laugh this morning. I’m not sure which is worse…that you made this video or that I watched it. Oh yeah, sorry about the bite.

  20. ginger says:

    I never quite look at an egg the same way again.

  21. Karen J says:

    Thanks Karen.
    You’ve made this city girl’s day!
    I actually didn’t know how it all worked/happened and now I do!
    I have a question; How many eggs can one chicken lay at one time?

  22. Meg says:

    Funny you should say that about Walnut, I had the distinct impression at that first shot that she was going, “What the eff are YOU lookin’ at? HUH?”

  23. Barbara H. says:

    Well, this was just too cool. I was laughing at the hilarious commentary but when I saw Cuddles perform, I gasped in awe. It’s an amazing thing, isn’t it?

  24. Lou Cinda says:

    Hysterical! And suffice to say, I have never seen this actually “happen” before! I was educated this morning!

    Love it and have a great day!!

    Lou Cinda

  25. Danielle M. says:

    Hiliarous. You crack me up. I love how Cuddles was all “Let me stick my stuff in the air so you get a better view. Right. OK. Ready?????”

  26. Great video…..had a few nasty bites from chickens over the years…mostly roosters. I have seen a few eggs birthed but never took video footage of this miracle. lol Keep up the awesome writing!

  27. Dana Niemeier says:

    Well…A talking bum AND it produces eggs. If all of life’s talking backsides could be so useful.

  28. Gloria says:

    Just to funny!!! I don’t think Walnut wants to be bother….

  29. Sally says:

    Oh wow! Who knew?! Do they ever break when they drop?

    • Karen says:

      Sally – If they’ve scratched away too much of the straw in the nesting box to make their nest, and the plywood floor is exposed, the eggs can crack on the end. They don’t break though. I don’t eat the cracked ones. ~ karen

  30. SK Farm Girl says:

    LMAO! I don’t know who is more “cracked”, you for video-taping this momentus occasion or me/us for watching! Needed this giggle today – thanks, you just may put my phsycologist out of business! Off to cancel today’s appointment! Cheers!

  31. michelle says:

    hahahahaha! Funneeeee

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Michelle! Yup. That’s my entertainment all day. The clunk of a chicken’s egg dropping to the bottom of a nesting box. Well … that and the Adele CD. ~ karen

  32. Rebecca says:

    Karen! This was hilarious and very very cool. Thank you.

  33. Nicole says:

    All I can say is: Ouch!! And they do that every day?

  34. Laura M says:

    The funniest part was the heavy “CLUNK” as the egg hit the nest. Never thought it had such a hard landing!

  35. Jules says:

    HA! that was great..oddly makes me not want to eat eggs this morning..but hilarious none the less!

  36. Phyllis says:

    That was just downright great! Thanks!

  37. Mandy says:

    Haha this was mesmerizing in a very creepy way. I’m glad cuddles was cooperative!!

  38. I can’t believe how you manage to get these shots! Did you have to stand at the backside of a chicken, filming for hours, or do they lay pretty much on a schedule? Or, even better, have you trained them to lay on demand?!

  39. Susan S. says:

    Karen I feel compelled to tell you the same thing my mother told me the first time I experienced a Walnut-style chicken assault–

    Me– I am so not doing this anymore, get Bubba to do it because that thing bit me!

    Momma– Don’t be stupid. Dogs bite. Sharks bite. Chickens peck. They don’t have teeth. It didn’t hurt you, it just surprised you. So don’t be afraid of the hens.

    Me– No. It didn’t just surprise me, it hurt. See the red welt?

    Momma– Go get the #$%@ eggs Susan.

    Ahh, just one of my many fond memories of growing up on a farm.

  40. Ashley Williams says:

    Omg. This just made my DAY. I’ve been following you and your “children” for a while and you’re awesome. I need a chick if only for the pure pleasure of watching them hatch eggs!

  41. Rebecca says:

    Okay, must know… They don’t actually come from their bums do they? Don’t chickens have vaginas? Isn’t that the logical place for an egg to make its exit? Am I a total idiot?

  42. Tricia Rose says:

    And just showing off the benefits of a Classical education, an chicken’s bum is a cloaca, Latin for ‘drain’. I thought this entry could do with a bit of classical.

  43. Tricia Rose says:

    Where are you heading with this Karen? A dark place…

  44. Marti says:

    Whoa! I’m with Pati: grew up on farm (where I learned to make tree skirts and develop websites, right?) and NEVER saw anything like this before!

    Unfortunately, I have seen the pecking thing. Pecking, not biting, NON-farm girl. Hurts, don’t it? Yeppers. Sorry about that.

  45. KiwiKat says:

    Apart from a Rule 34 comment about the possible future requests for video, should the final phrase not be, perhaps, bock, bock, buttock, given the vantage point? Love Cuddles talking butt, by the way!

  46. Tammy says:

    You NEVER cease to amaze me with your imagination and humor! You crack me up!

  47. Pati says:

    Oh, there will BE demand ! It’s inevitable…LOL!

  48. Can you tell a difference in taste of your different chickens eggs (pretty sure that sentence was not grammatically correct)? Are Cuddles better tasting than Walnuts?

    • Karen says:

      Caitlyn – Nope. They all taste the same. Probably because they’re all fed the same stuff. Although I’m often looking for a fight after eating one of Walnuts, and kind of laid back and lookin’ for a hug after eating one of Cuddles’ eggs. Go figure. ~ karen!

  49. itchbay says:

    I think this is totally awesome. The Boy, on the other hand, who was standing behind me while I watched this, just shook his head and walked away.

  50. Pati says:

    Karen, is there NOTHING you won’t do ?? You never know whether or not there are laws against invading a chicken’s privacy! I was raised on a farm my whole life and never had THIS “vantage” point ! ROTFLOL !

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