Broody breaking eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeevesrules, May 21, 2011.

  1. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hen is sitting on a mix of fertile and un fertile eggs. She has proceeded to break and eat two of them, one I know for sire was fertile! Why would she do this?
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have oyster shell?

    Some hens do it for calcium.
     
  3. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have supplied it but I don't know if she is eating, perhaps I should mix with food?
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    She sounds like a bad broody. Some hens are better moms than others. I wouldnt use her in the future
     

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