Broodie egg disappeared.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jferlisi, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have a broodie who was sitting on three eggs. two BO eggs and a EE egg. Well the where scheduled to hatch today but this morning when i went to gather eggs, i looked under her cause our leghorn lays her eggs in the same box, and she was missing the green EE egg. there are 4 boxes on the bottom and on the top is like a troth. She is in the bottom right box and everyone else lays in the troth on the right side. could another chicken have stolen it or what? I want to think something got in there and took the egg but i dont get how it would have gotten out of the coop. any suggestions.
     
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    She might have eaten it. They sometimes eat the eggs that are not fertile.
    My big old granny hen that is broody now, ate two of the eggs under her.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Quote:but there was no shell and there was no residue in the box.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

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    Snakes and rats sometimes steal eggs right out from under hens.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I think rats stole eggs out from under my broody once.
     
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    They'll eat the whole thing, shell and all.
     

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