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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stargazingmommy, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your loss![​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG] Good Luck!
     
  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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