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Well, the little d'uccle mix bantam is sitting on the eggs for sure, and putting them in the box has definitely kept them all together better!

...but two of the MFD eggs have mysteriously disappeared. sad.png Yolk and shells on the other eggs, but no sign of damage to them otherwise. I hope it's not one of the other hens, but due to the fact that I found some shells OUTSIDE the run I think it may be a rat. I know they get into the run to eat the food at night, but will they really steal eggs? Any thoughts from anyone else?


Every now and then when my hens are sitting on eggs, another hen wants to lay her egg in that nest.  The hens squabble and with all the pushing and shoving, an egg may get broken.  Once the egg is broken, of course, they all want to eat it!  So, maybe the eggs were broken that way and ended up all over the place. 

Mother of 4, grandma to 6.  1 DH (43 years), 1 pug, 8 EE's, 2 Lav Ams, 2 BCM,  2 Polish, 6 Naked Necks, Frizzles,  & 1 GL Wyandottes, 1 SLW, 1 Isbar, 5 Runner Ducks & 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 , 1 Cochin, 2 Olive Eggers, 1 Bk Minorca, 3 Mottled Orpingtons, 1 Delaware, 1 RIR, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 2 Swedish Flowers, 1 Silkies, 6 Crested Legbar, 2 Brahmas and other mixed hens! Plus, lots of chicks!

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Mother of 4, grandma to 6.  1 DH (43 years), 1 pug, 8 EE's, 2 Lav Ams, 2 BCM,  2 Polish, 6 Naked Necks, Frizzles,  & 1 GL Wyandottes, 1 SLW, 1 Isbar, 5 Runner Ducks & 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 , 1 Cochin, 2 Olive Eggers, 1 Bk Minorca, 3 Mottled Orpingtons, 1 Delaware, 1 RIR, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 2 Swedish Flowers, 1 Silkies, 6 Crested Legbar, 2 Brahmas and other mixed hens! Plus, lots of chicks!

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DH must finally be feeling better.  We went out for pizza and then he wanted to go get groceries.   Ummmm, $150 worth of junk food!  Cookies, nuts, ice cream, 2 bacons, etc etc!  So, I guess those 12 pounds he lost will quickly be put back on soon!  But, I'm sure glad he is feeling better! 

Mother of 4, grandma to 6.  1 DH (43 years), 1 pug, 8 EE's, 2 Lav Ams, 2 BCM,  2 Polish, 6 Naked Necks, Frizzles,  & 1 GL Wyandottes, 1 SLW, 1 Isbar, 5 Runner Ducks & 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 , 1 Cochin, 2 Olive Eggers, 1 Bk Minorca, 3 Mottled Orpingtons, 1 Delaware, 1 RIR, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 2 Swedish Flowers, 1 Silkies, 6 Crested Legbar, 2 Brahmas and other mixed hens! Plus, lots of chicks!

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Mother of 4, grandma to 6.  1 DH (43 years), 1 pug, 8 EE's, 2 Lav Ams, 2 BCM,  2 Polish, 6 Naked Necks, Frizzles,  & 1 GL Wyandottes, 1 SLW, 1 Isbar, 5 Runner Ducks & 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 , 1 Cochin, 2 Olive Eggers, 1 Bk Minorca, 3 Mottled Orpingtons, 1 Delaware, 1 RIR, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 2 Swedish Flowers, 1 Silkies, 6 Crested Legbar, 2 Brahmas and other mixed hens! Plus, lots of chicks!

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post #39223 of 41597
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Every now and then when my hens are sitting on eggs, another hen wants to lay her egg in that nest.  The hens squabble and with all the pushing and shoving, an egg may get broken.  Once the egg is broken, of course, they all want to eat it!  So, maybe the eggs were broken that way and ended up all over the place. 

That's a definite possibility! I did find two new eggs under her, so I know that the hens are laying on/under her for sure. I think based on everyone's advice I'm going to bring her in soon, so it won't be a concern much longer.
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DH must finally be feeling better.  We went out for pizza and then he wanted to go get groceries.   Ummmm, $150 worth of junk food!  Cookies, nuts, ice cream, 2 bacons, etc etc!  So, I guess those 12 pounds he lost will quickly be put back on soon!  But, I'm sure glad he is feeling better! 
That's great, glad he's feeling better.
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Templeton. 

I don't think he ate eggs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7efsnmmCW-g

 

Slide it on over to the 26:05 mark.   Don't question us kids when it comes to cartoons.

Living with GAM has made me this way.
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Living with GAM has made me this way.
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post #39226 of 41597
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Today I got a truly pink egg!  Hope these photos show how pink it is!   Probably one of the brown egg layers had a pigment problem today! 




nice
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Well I thought I was gonna get the babies out of the hatcher to put on the porch.. But these stinkers are still popping out!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7efsnmmCW-g

 

Slide it on over to the 26:05 mark.   Don't question us kids when it comes to cartoons.

:tongue

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Originally Posted by RoboDuck View Post
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7efsnmmCW-g

 

Slide it on over to the 26:05 mark.   Don't question us kids when it comes to cartoons.

:tongue


Well I do hate to say "I told you so"....wait.... no I don't.   :cool:

Living with GAM has made me this way.
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post #39230 of 41597

All this talk of broody hens has done "flung a craving" on my girls. I got two marans in the same nest box sitting on 12 eggs.

 

Moved both of them to the little garden tractor and let them keep their eggs. Got 48 eggs in the incubator that will hatch a few days before these girls. Just have to see how it goes.

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