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Hatched? Or not?

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Hey!
Just checked on my broody girl, she had been sitting in some eggs (4-5) and I just looked under--- there is one egg, cracked shells but no chicks. There is very little ways the chicks could've been taken by birds or foxes... I'm so confused
Ideas?
Thanks
post #2 of 4

How long has she been sitting on them? Are you sure you didn't pick up the chicks when you lifted her up? I've done that before. :hide

 

If you didn't, it is possible they were eaten by something or even cracked and eaten by the hen herself. Do other chickens have access to the nest?

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1 rabbit, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia), a pregnant Jersey cow and a heifer! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia), a pregnant Jersey cow and a heifer! Have had quail in the past.

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post #3 of 4
Either she has it up under her wing or she ate it
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