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Monday, June 27, 2011

Empty Nest

If at first you don't succeed....try, TrY, TRY AGAIN!

You can imagine how sad I was when I took Gena out of her nesting box and didn't find her egg.  The other day I found one of the girls in the box with her, trying to squeeze in to lay her own egg.  Hard to understand why since there were three more EMPTY BOXES right alongside that one!  I think the egg was again broken in the process so they ate it.  This time, there were no shells left over.  This is NOT good!  :> (

I called Grace last night and told her what happened.  She was sad too,  so today she will be bringing over some more eggs to try again.

PLEASE PRAY that this time we will have success! 


Barbara said...

Hummmmmmmm think it is snakes getting them, we have problems here with snakes, I did not know that the chickenes will eat the broken ones, hope you find the reason, hugs and be blessed.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Barbara~

I have not seen one snack or evidence that one has been around. I know that the egg's shells have been thin, so I think that's what is happening with the other hen getting in and out of the box with Gena still in it!

(insert sad face here)

Chickens are not normally egg eaters, but they will literally knock each other over to get to a broken one.

chili pepper said...

Well, there is something to be said for persistence?



Mrs. JP said...

Wow, I'm sorry you are having such a difficult time. I've never had chickens but I know that my neighbor has had NO luck with hatching any of her eggs.