Please advise!! All my broody hens eggs are gone

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gertsgal, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. gertsgal

    gertsgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish hen went broody on June 30th. I do not have a rooster so I put 4 fertile eggs from a friend under my polish. I marked them and all was going great until today when I got home from work i checked on my polish. All 4 of the marked eggs were gone (except for half of a shell) and my polish was sitting on the 3 eggs layed today by my other girls.I check for snakes frequently. My questions... do squirreles take eggs? could my other chickens have eaten them? What do I do with my broody polish now that she has no fertile eggs?What did I do wrong? I'm so sad.
     
  2. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry!
    I had that happen to me...9 eggs and a happy broody one day and then 8 eggs. That's as far as it went but I never figured out where that one egg went. I was terrified I may have grabbed one on but it in my selling eggs. [​IMG] but no one ever said a thing and since I still have all my customers I think a snake might have snuck in an open window and snatched one.
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    A snake wouldn't have left half a shell. Something else got them. I'm sorry.
     
  4. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it was the hen
     

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