Kicking out Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Remo, May 18, 2011.

  1. Remo

    Remo Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    Oneida, TN
    My broody hen has kicked 3 eggs out and I have found 2 broken eggs under her. She is a EE and this is her first time being broody. Started with 15 eggs and down to 10. Is this normal?
  2. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    sometimes they do that i have one that didnt like the nest i put her in and she broke one egg and kicked the other s out only sat on 1 i was so mad at her also they sometimes do that because they know the eggs are bad....
  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Mine started out with 10 kicked out 5, 4 were clear and 1 was an early quitter. I think they can tell when the eggs are bad.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    [​IMG] Welcome to BackYard Chickens Remo! [​IMG]

    Broodys usually kick bad eggs out of the nest. They could be infertile, dead, etc.

    The ones cracked under her were most likely stepped on, or cracked by other birds

    when mommy leaves the nest for food / etc.
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

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