Where did they go?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by salang1, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. salang1

    salang1 Hatching

    Jul 28, 2013
    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.
  2. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Songster

    Feb 18, 2013
    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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