One of my nest eggs has disappeared...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by johanssonmel, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. johanssonmel

    johanssonmel Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm guessing there's a snake with a bad bellyache somewhere in my neighborhood.
     
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Totally possible.

    My grandmother slowly went through all of her fake eggs, because one by one they would get eaten by snakes.

    I felt sorry for the snakes (I imagine that can't be a pleasant way to go), but it is also nice that that means the snake wont be back.
     
  3. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - it was probably a snake.

    A month ago I had 8 hens and was getting, at best, 4 eggs a day. Certainly never more than that, which was highly disappointing considering it is late Spring here, nice a warm - perfect egg-laying conditions.

    Then we found the brown snake in the corner of the coop behind the nest boxes.....

    He has since been humanely escorted from the property, and all of a sudden - 7 eggs in one day!

    Good thing I am not one for culling out unproductive hens!

    - Krista
     

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