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

the1honeycomb

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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Yadkinville NC-3yrs
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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!!!
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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!!!
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I don't understand what could have happened!!!
 
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Jaygood787

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 3, 2011
72
0
39
Maine
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......
 

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