Hatched? Or not?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Golden Goosey, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Golden Goosey

    Golden Goosey In the Brooder

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    Hey!
    Just checked on my broody girl, she had been sitting in some eggs (4-5) and I just looked under--- there is one egg, cracked shells but no chicks. There is very little ways the chicks could've been taken by birds or foxes... I'm so confused
    Ideas?
    Thanks
     

  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    How long has she been sitting on them? Are you sure you didn't pick up the chicks when you lifted her up? I've done that before. [​IMG]

    If you didn't, it is possible they were eaten by something or even cracked and eaten by the hen herself. Do other chickens have access to the nest?
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Crowing

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    Either she has it up under her wing or she ate it
     
  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :welcome

    How long has it been since hatch day? (Day 21) listen for chirping :)
     

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