She is blocked off away from any other chickens, and has food and water accessible. I've lifted her up for a brief moment to make sure there were no babies tucked up under her wings, and it appeared there are now only 6 or so eggs on the nest (with no signs of other shells broken, after she had 12 under her like I mentioned...)
Could she be eating her own eggs/chicks? The other eggs were a bit older so they should be hatching out any time but I'm wondering what's going on and if this hen will even hatch any out. She is a first time broody hen if that helps any...
Any help or advice or theories here? We were so excited for chicks and don't want all the eggs to just "disappear" or be found broken open like this. This is something we haven't experienced before.
Thank you so much for any help!
Edited by HomesteaderWife - 5/4/16 at 2:16pm