Hen ate eggs she is sitting on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckers&quackers, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 29, 2008
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    I have a banty hen that was sitting on 11 little eggs. The only problem was that her eggs were not fertile because she had not been in with the rooster. I got 8 eggs from a friend and replaced her eggs with them. Yesterday I noticed she had pecked open 2 of the eggs and ate them. Does she know something I don't? Or just not going to do well this time? I just picked her up this summer so I am not sure what her previous sitting experience is.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I've had a hen do this before. When I tried to fool her, she wouldn't have any of it. I don't know why. Other hens will let you sneak a watermelon under them and they're fine with it.

    I have no banty experience at all. Maybe someone else does.....
     

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