Where did they go?

salang1

Hatching
6 Years
Jul 28, 2013
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One of my roughly 17 month old Buff Orpington hens was sitting on 6 eggs. We left her undisturbed (i.e., we did not pick her up every day), in her own coop with easy access to food and water. We saw a peep this morning and checked for others. The other five eggs have completely disappeared - no peeps, no remnant egg shells! What happened? The chickens are guarded by Anatolian Shepherds and I have not seen any snakes. I am with or near the chickens several times a day. I have never seen a rat here.
 

3BirdGirlz

Songster
6 Years
Feb 18, 2013
806
39
123
Montana
Or maybe they were duds and pushed them out of the nest herself? Then something else cleaned up the egg before you saw it out? I make sure to check the eggs under my hen at least a couple times a week. At 7 days I candle for good and bad ones, and take out the bad. Sorry you had some disappear! Good luck with your new single chick! :)
 

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