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All eggs died under broody? 2 or 3 days away from hatching?

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Hi y'all :jumpy

 

At least a week ago when our black Isa Brown went broody and her chicks were 2 or 3 days away from hatching..

 

I smelt a horrible smell and cracked open all of her eggs not only to find...they were all dead :barnieThey were full formed 2 r 3 days away from hatching :barnie I cannot understand why? although she is siting on another batch of eggs im desperate to find out why they died?

 

 

Our flock is quiet large has three rosters and many aged hens and another broody mama who is caring for her week old chicks...

 

Were the other broody is siting is in her choice. A grassed nest with leaves etc. my only idea of why they would of died is because a few rotten eggs popped over the forming eggs before I could get the rotten eggs out... The bacteria in rotten eggs?

 

Any ideas or experience is appreciated :celebrate

 

I feel for old lily hopefully she'll make it with her eggs this time

 

Cheers

 

Mustang:)

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Originally Posted by mustangrooster View Post
 

Hi y'all :jumpy

 

At least a week ago when our black Isa Brown went broody and her chicks were 2 or 3 days away from hatching..

 

I smelt a horrible smell and cracked open all of her eggs not only to find...they were all dead :barnieThey were full formed 2 r 3 days away from hatching :barnie I cannot understand why? although she is siting on another batch of eggs im desperate to find out why they died?

 

 

Our flock is quiet large has three rosters and many aged hens and another broody mama who is caring for her week old chicks...

 

Were the other broody is siting is in her choice. A grassed nest with leaves etc. my only idea of why they would of died is because a few rotten eggs popped over the forming eggs before I could get the rotten eggs out... The bacteria in rotten eggs?

 

Any ideas or experience is appreciated :celebrate

 

I feel for old lily hopefully she'll make it with her eggs this time

 

Cheers

 

Mustang:)

 

Something with your time line is off.  if she just went broody a week ago she hasn't had time to incubate eggs to a fully developed state and if they had incubated enough time to be fully developed chicks then for some reason died, there wouldn't be a rotten smell for some time after that.   sounds like she was sitting on eggs that had been previously set and abandon before hatch.

post #3 of 6
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No no no way of , I had been counting up her days and the day was day 20 when they were all rotten when I said 'about a week ago' I meant this occurred a week ago..and that has been her nest for a long time, I go there everyday and those eggs that she was siting on had never been abandoned  as I put them under her myself

 

Whoops! hope that makes sense! :weee

 

 

Mustang:)

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



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post #4 of 6

there's no way they'd be fully developed, and rotten, there isn't enough time for both to occur. 

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 


They weren't rotten as in stinking (that was from the other rotten eggs)

 

They were just dead

 

Maybe next time I should 'phrase' better :D

 

Cheers

 

Mustang:weee

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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post #6 of 6

well i re-read all of your posts, and yes the explosion of the rotten egg could have been the problem.  sorry about the misunderstanding.

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