Egg cracked... then waxed... now missing/eaten?

Organie-Cochins

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 21, 2010
26
0
22
Yesterday i found an egg cracked, i thought it was certainly doomed if not already, but i searched on here and found that people have waxed the crack and successfully hatched the egg. So thats what i did.

I did that last night and slipped it back under her wax facing down. Today it's missing, obviously eaten.
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Some of the other eggs are sticky and have some hay stuck to them...

I don't think i should have touched it now. Or should have waited atleast till tonight until we finished the incubator. I feel bad now.
Has this happened to others on here and could i expect her to eat her other unhatched eggs?

Thank you
Natacha
 

Red&Yellow

Songster
10 Years
Sep 30, 2009
563
2
129
Frederick County, MD
Well, not in a broody, but we have had some eggs eaten...It's funny, some hens will get a taste and go back for more, but others don't get the idea that eggshells contain eggs that they eat...so it depends...I'd imagine since she is a broody, she won't try to go after and eat other eggs....If you're worried about someone else in your coop eating eggs, can't help you there. It's a hit or miss.
 

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