Originally Posted by brucvl
Thanks Ravyn, that's what I thought...maybe I had a bad one in the bunch or just fed way too much garlic!
Wise idea especially with your bone chilling temps! I shiver just thinking about it! Thanks for the info!
Yep, flavors can be passed to the eggs... plus eggs absorb odors as well... if they were in the fridge at all and you had something super spicy in there that wasn't fully covered, that could have affected them as well...
Originally Posted by abbevilleoz
Raw or cooked?
Cooked is best, I hard boil a bunch then madh them up into chunks with an old potato masher, shell and all to feed them... but once in a while I'll just toss overly dirty eggs through the fence for them... as long as the shell busts up good, watch out for the bouncing unbreakable egg, lol... never gotten egg eaters from doing that either... in fact, I had an EE that started out as an egg eater but after feeding them back some eggs once in a while, she quit...
Originally Posted by FridayYet
Well I decided to call it on my last iffy Orloff egg.
I went in through the air cell and unwrapped the little body. It was perfectly formed, yolk mostly absorbed but beak pointed straight down at the bottom of the egg -never tucked it's head under the wing to pip.
Since it got so close, I'll include it in lockdown totals so I ended up with 10/11. ( 16 set, 3 clears, 2 late quitters. 1 dis.).
All 10 are doing well so far. Will change over to the bigger brooder tote this afternoon.
Sorry for the DIS... still a great hatch... I had a single Call hatch the other day, but it didn't make it... reinforced the not setting pullet Call eggs for me...