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Broody ate her baby :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabinal, May 6, 2016.

  1. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't see any other way. Half the shell is there, but no baby anywhere at all. She only had 1 other egg so I took it and put it in the incubator. Very sad..
     
  2. ekgb

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    Is the hen in a closed cage\pen? Is there any other way it could have been another animal? I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    It could be that the chick died naturally?

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  4. ekgb

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    Would the broody have eaten her if she died naturally though?
     
  5. CTKen

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    I would have thought it possible (but i have no direct experience of this)
     
  6. tabinal

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    I had wire over the front of her box but she and her sister were both sitting on same nest. One of the 2 of them must have done it. Thanks.
     
  7. ekgb

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    Make sure to search through the bedding. Baby could have fallen out and gotten trampled/suffocated.
     
  8. tabinal

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    I looked everywhere. No sign at all :(
     
  9. ekgb

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    Yikes. Sorry. :(
     

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