05-14-2016, 07:05 AM
Is this pair Lutino and Aqua from your breeding journal?
Given the fact there were possible issues related with dehydration during the incubation process and there is also the possibility that one of the parents has eaten 2 eggs (you mentioned two eggs have disappeared), I don't think at this point in time they are fit and ready to go through with a double clutch.
It would also be good to give your hen at least a few months of rest 4 - 6 months just to be more on the safe side in case something is lacking in her diet which needs to be addressed and to also help build the calcium levels.
Was this pair properly conditioned before being set up for breeding?
And have you seen any successful matings before and during the time the first clutch of eggs was laid?
This egg eating from the parents part is generally not a good sign and it would be good to rule out a possible lack of protein and calcium on their diet which could explain this behaviour. Another factor which could explain this is the lack of maturity of the parents.
If they are adults and on a good diet, which from your description they are and have access to an adequate breeding diet, then the egg eating can truly become an issue, making them not fit for parenting as the chances of this happening again is much higher.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 05-14-2016 at 07:14 AM.