Broody keeps kicking the egg out?

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

  1. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Songster

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    I have a broody silkie....I gave her 6 of her own eggs and she kicked 5 out. So I took them back and just left one. She set on it for a couple of days but has gotten to where she kicks that one egg out now too. [​IMG]

    I candled the egg and it isn't developing, but it would only be on like day 5 if she was actually sitting on it continuously, which she isn't. I cram it back under her at least once a day. I know for a fact that she's broody. Why on Earth is she not brooding on the actual egg? [​IMG]
     
  2. crj

    crj Songster

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    She may know the eggs aren't any good.
     
  3. ChickenPox

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    Well, that's the thing.....I've got 3 out of the 5 she kicked out originally in the bator. One of them is developing for sure. The others I don't know about yet. I thought the same thing, so I cracked one and it was unfertile. I cracked a second and it was very much fertile. That's when I put the other 3 in the bator. I don't know if the one she has is fertile, but she chose to keep it over the others on the first day (I put them under her at night.)

    SO CONFUSED! [​IMG]
     

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