Egg Eating Mama

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Darin115, May 28, 2008.

  1. Darin115

    Darin115 Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Asheboro, NC
    I have a Black Rose Comb hen sitting on 6 eggs. She is at day 12.

    I came home yesterday and 3 of the 6 eggs was out of the nest and they had been pecked and eaten. She was sitting on the 3 remaining eggs.

    What would have made her eat 3 of the eggs?

    And do you think she will hatch the other 3 or eat them later?
  2. lsuphillier1

    lsuphillier1 In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2008
    Most likely, they were bad. That's her way of getting rid of the bad eggs. THe other 3 will probably be fine.
  3. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I had one of my ducks recently do the same thing, they just know that they are supposed to get rid of the bad ones.

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