AnnB in Ma
- Apr 2, 2021
My silkie has been sitting on 6 eggs now. We have candled them and are are fertilized and some look pretty ready. My concern and question is it was 9 eggs but she keeps breaking them open. She is in the coop in a nesting box with 12 others but because a couple were trying to get in the nesting box with her we’ve stapled chicken wire extending out of the nesting box to give her her own space, food and water. Has anyone else experienced their hens breaking their eggs and why do you think it happens? I’ve read possibly tight quarters but we’ve given her a bit more room but maybe not enough?