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Something Taking Glass Eggs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sherldoe, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. sherldoe

    sherldoe Hatching

    May 3, 2011
    Over a month's period we have lost as many as six glass eggs a week, sometimes four a day. We have never seen a snake. Nothing has climbed under the fence, no digging. The hens have never been harmed. Sometimes we lose a lot of eggs a day, sometimes not,. No skunk smell. Ground too hard or vegetation-covered for tracks. We have never found a dead snake filled with a glass egg(s).

    I've lived in the country a long time, and this a mystery to me! Any suggestions?
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Just an innocent question... could the hens be pushing them somewhere.. under the coop perhaps? My golf balls end up in place I never thought they'd end up. Good luck! A game cam would be good right now.
  3. btruegs

    btruegs Chirping

    May 1, 2014
    Spokane WA
    Welcome! if you haven't found any raccoons or snakes or anything, then i'd takefshinggrls advice and check under or around the coop, and if possible invest in a cheap game camera
  4. btruegs

    btruegs Chirping

    May 1, 2014
    Spokane WA
    is the eggs dissapearing at night?
  5. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster 5 Years

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    I second the vote for a game camera. Hopefully you can find out what is stealing your eggs.
  6. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    Where are you? If you lived up here I'd say pack rat or bush rat, they steel everything.

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