Fatherless child

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phantomchook, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. phantomchook

    phantomchook New Egg

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    A couple of days ago my partner found an almost fully formed chick in the nest box.(not alive) No shell, only the chick, we have No rooster. This was not from a broody hen, it was just 'hatched' that day. Does anyone have an explanation for this?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Other than virgin birth or a traveling salesman - nope.
     
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  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Someone must have placed it there to play tricks on your mind.
    BTW. WELCOME [​IMG]
     
  4. Thomas02

    Thomas02 New Egg

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    How many hens do ya have??
     
  5. phantomchook

    phantomchook New Egg

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    We have 8 hens, no chance of a 'visitor' getting in, not that neighbors have a rooster either.
     
  6. Thomas02

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    How long was that egg in the nest??
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I have no idea but I'll go along with what sourland said! :gig
     
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  8. phantomchook

    phantomchook New Egg

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    The eggs were collected 2 hours earlier, the embryo when found was still moist, so quite freshly laid.
     
  9. Thomas02

    Thomas02 New Egg

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    That's weird. Sometimes if an egg gets left in the nest for several days the hen that layed it might sit on it a little while and then another hen will sit on and that'll just happen until it hatches or is cracked accidentally I've had that happen several times but my chicks lived.
     
  10. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    LIKE MY POST #3 OR YOU ARE PLAYING A TRICK ON US ALL...[​IMG]. [​IMG][​IMG]
    IF IT WAS THE CASE LIKE SOURLAND SAID.... CHICK WOULD BE ALIVE.
     

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