Hen Eating Her Chicks?

m2wandc

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We have pet rats that are very smart & sweet creatures. Wild rats are clever scavengers that are a pain in the rear in some environments and honored in others. Just depends on the point of view.
 
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I have a broody hen that was sitting on 12 eggs - I’ve been checking in on her and day 21 She was still sitting on 12 eggs. She’s very protective of her eggs. I’ve hatched out chicks before.

HOWEV

Day 22 there are only 11 eggs in the hutch.
Day 23 there are only 10 eggs.
No chicks anywhere in sight!

She’s alone with her eggs in an A-frame hutch. The hutch is designed for hatching chicks with small wire so they can’t get out and nothing can get in. This A-frame is inside of the big chicken run/coop.
WHERE ARE THE EGGS/CHICKS GOING?
Oh, dear...I'm sorry to hear that :hugs
Idk though, have you seen her peck her eggs or chicks?
Pictures would help if available...
--RoosterWhisperer--
 

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