Harching eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tipsy terry, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. tipsy terry

    tipsy terry New Egg

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    Help, i am trying to get my cochan to hatch eggs. They sit on them for a little over two weeks then the eggs disappear. I welcome any thoughts. I dont see any signs of predators in the coop.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    If the eggs are just vanishing into thin air I would suspect you definitely have a predator taking them. My immediate guess would be a snake if there are no egg remains left since the snake will eat them whole and not leave a mess. Another suspect would be ravens. I have a few that will go right into my coop and snag the eggs out of the nests whole. They don't leave any signs of eating the eggs either.

    Next time you have a broody can you set her up in a dog crate or something similar that no snakes would be able to get into? If the eggs still disappear you will know then that she is eating them, but when chickens eat eggs there is usually evidence left behind since they break them open to do it, so I really suspect you have a snake or other predator.
     
  3. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Pyxis. You may also want to post on the predator threads. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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