I have eggs missing from under the hen....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by D'Angelo N Va., Aug 7, 2010.

  1. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    ok, I have 2 bantam hens on the nest. one had 7 eggs and one had 8. I go in today to check on them and raise them up and one has 4 and one has 5, exactly 3 eggs missing from under each hen..I would say a snake, but it just seems too strange....no one is going into the hen house because beside those nest was a laying hen with 2 eggs under her. once she lays she goes back out to the run, why wouldn't the snake have gotten those instead??? am I making any sense here??
  2. chickieboy

    chickieboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2008
    broken bow
    a snake .i didn t know i had a chicken snake in the pen until i saw the other night ,it was 4 and a half long , no more as i have chicks on the ground
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Sometimes the chickens themselves, eat the eggs. I have had them eat every drop and peice of eggs once in a while lol. It is odd that there is 3 missing from each one. Maybe you have and OCD snake or hen?
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ok, so I went to the mountains to pick peaches and came home...immediately after taking the peaches into the house, went into the hen house and sure enough there eas a snake wrapped up in the eaves of the chicken house..still with my 6 eggs in him......
  5. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Southern Utah
    You do realize that this whole thread would be amazing if you took a picture of that snake with the 6 eggs.
  6. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    I say snake. [​IMG]

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