all the eggs are ....gone...

stargazingmommy

Songster
8 Years
Apr 19, 2011
837
7
141
Spokane
My broody was sitting 4 chicken eggs 1 duck egg. One day there were 3 eggs. I thought I was losing my mind then said no I miss counted.
Well 2 wks later...the other 3 chicken eggs are just gone....nowhere in the coop or attached run. Miss broody is still sitting on the nest9
 

the1honeycomb

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
295
2
121
Yadkinville NC-3yrs
Sorry about your loss!


sometimes rats or even a snake will come in take an egg
sometimes other hens will steal eggs when the hen is out of the nest.


I had a little snake that would come in steal an egg and then leave coming back another day I guess one egg at a time was all he could handle!!!
caught him but too late for several of my eggs!!!
I put a cage around my broody hens with a separate waterer and feeder so nothing can get in.

Good Luck!
 

stargazingmommy

Songster
8 Years
Apr 19, 2011
837
7
141
Spokane
Quote:This time of year we don't have to worry about snakes. I suppose rats or mice cold be doing it...I do have traps all over, and the momma was sitting on the eggs
 
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