Its GONE!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Smartie_Pants, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
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    I've been setting here crying for like 15 minutes now. I had a silkie go broody right after one of my chickens died and only one of the eggs she was on was fertile. It was a silkie mix and it would have hatched on my birthday. I went out to check on the eggs and she always steals one from the underside of the nest box. I got it and noticed the silkie egg was gone. I searched through all the straw in the box, the ground, everywhere. There is not even a piece of shell. Then I looked at the eggs under her again and saw there was yolk all over the other egg.

    My mom said it might have been a raccoon or something, but if that was the case it would have taken her or all of the eggs. It must have been either her or another chicken. I am devestated because 2008 was terrible and so many bad things happened to me, and this little chick set to hatch on my birthday was going to kick off 2009, which I have decided to make the best year I've ever had.

    I don't know what to do now because she's out there on a nest full of infertile eggs! What should I do? I don't supposed anyone relativly close has silkie, cochin, or ee hatching eggs for a reasonably low price do they? I thought about scraping all the eggs under her and putting in fresh ones, but I don't want any more of the breeds I have that are laying. (Golden Comets, Barred Rock, and a Partrige rock I can't breed due to a deformity in her egg tract.)
     
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  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    *hugs* I'm so sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    It might sound crazy that I cry over an egg, but I get really really really attached to my animals before they are even born. Animals are my passion and I am going to be a vet when I graduate.
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Plus it breaks my heart that she'll set out there for a month and end up with nothing. I don't know how chickens feel, but it seems like that would be the same thing as being pregnant for nine months and then having a still born baby. [​IMG]
     
  5. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Quote:Please don't think thatcrying over your animals is crazy. I cried for hours a few months ago when my favorite rooster died. He was a splash cochin. I LOVED that bird. Out of over 40 bird, he was my buddy. I usually burn my dead birds, but he was buried and I bawled like a baby the whole time.

    I hope you feel better soon! [​IMG]
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I know how you feel [​IMG] I cried for hours when my Sandy died.
     
  7. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Thanks you guys. Where I live, animals are nothing to people. I'll say something about one of my many handicapped animals and people will say I'm crazy for taking care of them. If I told anyone here I was crying over an animal, they would think I was certifiable.
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    You have other broodys sitting on eggs dont you ?? How many do they have ??
     
  9. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    I'm so sorry you lost your egg [​IMG] I cried over mine when my #!%$!^%#$^ houseguest turned the powerstrip off the day before a hatch. It cost me the entire hatch and I bawled.

    Here's to hoping the eggs surprise you or someone has extras for you!!
    -Spooky
     
  10. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    She is the only one that's broody.
     

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