Broody Hen eating her eggs?? :(:(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    I was so exited because my new chicken went broody!! She was only on two eggs to begin with then I added five more on the first day. A couple days went by and the other chickens were bugging her, so i decided to seperate her. Its been about 11 days and she only has three eggs now......because she ate her other ones. I know for sure it was her and not a mouse, rat, or snnake. She has water food, every thing. Is there anything i can do??? Has this ever happened to anyone else?
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In my experience, hens that will eat their eggs they're setting on will not be good mothers. I would break her broodiness and send her back to the flock. I had a hen eat the chicks as they hatched, after sitting diligently for 3 weeks to make them grow. Disgusting [​IMG] and needless to say, she may not sit on eggs anymore.

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