nest box cleaned out.... eggs missing... any ideas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cluck-addict, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. cluck-addict

    cluck-addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were two eggs in the nest box this morning. I decided to leave them there and see if anymore got laid today. I came back this afternoon and the whole box is cleared out. There isn't even any straw in there.....

    What could it be?
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No damage to run/coop? I would suspect egg-eating bird. If so, then should be remnants of shells lying about. Doubt they would eat entire shell too. POssums and skunks are egg lovers too. Skunks will usually leave some stink even tho they do not spray.
     
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other alternative is worse, being a two-legged pred.
     
  4. cluck-addict

    cluck-addict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks GSIM.

    Its just so ODD> My hubby swears its the cats but there are NO bits of shell any where. I checked the whole coop and the run. odd. ALl the birds where there. And we keep the house open. It just doesn't make sense that person would take 2 eggs and nothing else.

    I guess I'll have to keep my eyes peeled.
     
  5. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Snake?????
     

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