- Apr 20, 2008
I have a sex link hen who went broody 22 days ago and it's hatching eggs out and EATING them! I thought she was eating the eggs taht were no good but I think they were just fine now. I happened to be out in the hen house and heard chirping and realized there was an egg hatching out and she heard that and starting going all nuts on the egg and tried eating the chick. I grabbed it away from her and took it in the house. It doesn't look hurt at all. I think I got it in time. I looked out earlier today and thought the hens had a mouse but now I believe it was a chickI learned my lesson...DO NOT let broody hens sit in the hen house. She does not even TRY to protect them at all. But eats them herself. So now I'm hoping this baby makes it. I think I'm going to take the other eggs and set them in the bator. I feel terrible...poor things. The one I saved happened to be the one D'uccle left that didn't get ate.