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Snakes make a hen broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by placedsailor, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. placedsailor

    placedsailor Hatching

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    Few days ago I found a rat snake in one of the three nest boxes. After getting my wife to remove it, I've noticed that my Jenga doesn't want to leave a nest box with eggs in it. Prior to the snake, this was not an issue. Just curious.
     

  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Just a guess, but I think your hen is afraid that a snake might return and eat eggs again. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenhound

    chickenhound Chirping

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    X2 on the response by iwiw60.
     

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