Broody hen ate her own eggs??? OMG!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RW19290, May 1, 2009.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a frizzle cochin that has been sitting on her eggs for about 12 days now. 30 minutes ago, I was in the coop and she pecked them all open and started eating the insides! I could see the embryo and I don't understand why she had done that. [​IMG]

    I know she wasn't hungry because I have food, water, and treats right next to her. [​IMG] WHAT HAPPENED?? [​IMG] Why did she do that [​IMG]
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    if chickens are like cats, sometimes cats eat their own young if they think they are in danger
     
  3. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They were perfectly fine! I didn't bother them much, just once a day for food and water. They live in a very secure coop too!!!
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    thats so odd..... i have no idea. sorry to hear that!
     
  6. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hear that, [​IMG]

    Are you going to give her one more chance to be a hen or the stew pot.. [​IMG]
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I had a roo to do this...He was in the same cage with my broody twice before and never touched the eggs. Then on the 3rd time of her being broody in the cage he would wait till she came off for food and water and a poo and would go in once a day and take one egg and eat it.

    I never figured out the problem I rehomed him soon after I figured out he was the one eating my broodies eggs.
     
  8. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol! But, my rooster is kept far far away from her and I saw that SHE was the one who ate them. That naughty girl broke them in front of me.
     
  9. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hear that, [​IMG]

    Are you going to give her one more chance to be a hen or the stew pot.. [​IMG]

    She wouldn't be a very good dinner though. She's a bantam; a very cute one.
     
  10. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had her she would be on the chopping block. Really fast.
     

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