Augh!!! Broody hen murder!! will chickens kill chickens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the1honeycomb, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several different flocks of birds together the share the same coop, run and free range together. I went out of town for the weekend, and the person who was taking care of them said he saw my broody on her nest, fine. I came home today less than 28 hours and she is dead and her eggs still in the nest cold!!![​IMG]

    all that was left of her body was skin, feathers and bones. I think the others ate her she was a silkie and didn't seem to have trouble with any of the other birds but I can't imagine if a predator got in there why it would leave the nest undisturbed!!![​IMG]

    I don't understand what could have happened!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  2. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jaygood787

    Jaygood787 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had this same thing happen to my OEG Bantam on 13 eggs..... What ever it was didnt eat the egg, I thought it was a weasel or Fisher Cat......
     
  4. the1honeycomb

    the1honeycomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of the others were injured and they are in a 3 layer reinforced run when I am not around!!! I am worried on of the roosters or an aggressive hen may have done it
     

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