We're MISSING an EGG!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Carli, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahhhhhhhh!!! I was re-filling Miss Broody's nesting box with filler and realized there were only ten eggs...there should be eleven. I checked my stock in the house and called the friend that got eggs this week. The egg is just gone. Will you help me figure out why? Did a predator get it? Did Miss Broody eat it? I am SOOOO bummed and freaked out!
     
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  2. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I would be on the lookout for a snake. At least that is the first thing that comes to mind.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I agree
     
  4. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Possums are another possibility. The hens might even have eaten it.
     
  5. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get skunks that like to steal eggs.
     
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Was there any egg shell peices laying around? Any evidence of the egg being cracked like yolk laying there?
     
  7. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has the hen been brooding them? Sometimes they toss eggs out of the nest that are no good, and the other chickens could have eaten the broken egg...
     
  8. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

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    They're due to hatch on Wednesday 1/19. I just posted a new thread above. Not only are we missing one, broody broke today. Please see that thread any offer any advice if you have it!

    I didn't see any egg pieces laying around. It's just gone.
     

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