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Egg Sucker?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by WriterofWords, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I found two eggs tonight, side by side, they both had small almost square holes in them and they had been completely emptied. I've never seen this before, what does this? They were in a raised nest in a small dog house that sits on tip of a water trough that has been turned on it's side and also has straw in it. Nothing in the lower nest area was disturbed.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Snake?
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They've gone underground.
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  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    2 holes in each egg? If so, how far apart?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    process of elimination... it's not a skunk nor a cat.
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Two eggs, one hole in each one sorry, I didn't word it well. Each egg has one hole about 1/2 inch square in each one.
     
  7. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Sounds like the work of a bird....
     
  8. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I was thinking! a half inch square sounds like it could be about the size of a chicken beak... and basically drank it up...
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I thought about a chicken but in my experiences with my own birds they don't just drink the egg they eat it shell and all. I really don't think it is one of the chickens, but I may have some other bird around that did it. I'll be off for a week for Thanksgiving, maybe I can catch it in the act. It struck me as odd that it would be the upper nest that is harder to access than the lower nests.

    Wow,,, add the missing words and letters and it sounds much better!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:There are indeed other birds that will do that.....
     

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