Setting Eggs gone!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Texas 1st Timer, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Texas 1st Timer

    Texas 1st Timer New Egg

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    I have tried to post to this forum but I don't think my post ever went through- if so then I am sorry to post this again. I have hen that is setting on 4 eggs and my husband said I c:(ould also add to the 4 with eggs that had just been laid. I added 2 yesterday and today they are gone!!! Would Hen know they weren't hers and eat them or did something just happen to get 2 of the 6 eggs!!! I was very surprise!!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you sure she is broody?

    And yes, hens will eat eggs. Their own and others.

    Something else will eat them too. Snakes will slide in under a hen and eat eggs.
     
  3. Texas 1st Timer

    Texas 1st Timer New Egg

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    Yes -she is on nest all the time-and guess I will just watch and see - they can really eat their own without any signs of shells or anything?
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep. Every last slurp of yolk and every piece of shell.
     

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