Who would eat eggs but not embryos? Please help I.D.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TeamChaos, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    My goose has been setting a nest and it was close to hatching time, but something got into the nest last nite. It ate all of the yolks of what had appeared to be rotten or infertile eggs (we had candled them earlier in the evening) but cracked the eggs and didn't eat the developed embryos. Does this sound like the MO of a common suspect? My goose was freaked out last nite and chose NOT to go back to her nest in the barn, so she had to know something was going on. Thanks for any input you can provide.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by