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what causes hens to abandon a clutch of eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by centrarchid, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I have read several post concerning hens abandoning eggs midway through incibation cycle. I have seen it myself in years past. What is theory behind it? Sometimes appears related to distrurbance but that is not always cause.
     

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