Egg missing!!!???!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckmecoop7, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Hi all,

    This is day 10 of hatching 3 eggs with a broody hen, and today, suddenly one of the eggs is missing!!! I checked all three nesting boxes and looked on the floor of the coop, I even checked my egg cartons to make sure no one had got the egg by accident thinking it was a eating egg. I looked under miss broody and she was sitting on only two of her fertile eggs, and one regular egg. By the way, she saw other eggs in a different nest and sat on them, leaving her two eggs she was supposed to be sitting on cold for who knows how long! EGG #3 IS MISSING! :hit :( :he :eek: :barnie :hit:hit

    What happened to it???

    - Clucky :(
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Could a snake have gotten in? Is is possible she or someone else ate it?
     
  3. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    I have a snake that lives somewhere around here, I've seen it about 5 times around the house. (Oh, OUTSIDE. :oops: Seen it around outside.) Its day 10, so would they really eat a chick inside the egg? :sick :idunno I don't know...
     
  4. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Absolutely, snakes will.
     
  5. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    I meant would the other chickens eat the chick inside the egg. Not the snake.
     
  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Relax.

    I did have it happen to a lady I gave eggs to that the third egg was eaten. She found the shell in the bedding.
     
  7. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Will the others still hatch? (Yeah, dumb question...)
     
  8. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    They will as long as nothing gets them.
     
  9. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    If it was a snake or some other egg predator, will it come back tonight?
     
  10. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    There’s a good chance it might.

    You should find where it’s getting in and block it off.
     

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