Hi there !
I'm totally new to this site and I have a couple of questions that maybe some of you could answer.
Me an my mom are currently trying to hatch some Chantecler and Easters Eggers eggs. It's our first time hatching chickens so we didn't expect much. It was very cold these past few weeks but we still put some eggs in the incubator and luckily we had one little Easter Egger last night. He seem in good shape , no problem with this one. We decided to put it in our Brooder and he's ( Or she? ) is one little happy chick. ( Photo below ) We are both proud mommy.
We have 3 others egg that are supposed to hatch this weekend. But i'm a little bit scared since one of them has a yellow stuff on the shell. I don't know if it's juste something that was on it when we first put it in the incubator or it's the eggs that's just not good anymore. We read before putting eggs in the incubator and most of the site that I consulted were saying to not wash out the eggs. Since our Coop was a little bit dirty for the melting ice that we had , the eggs were dirty too. I'm scared that this egg ( I'll show a pic , it's a light pink one , a Chantecler one ) is rotten and may affect our 5-7 other eggs that we have in the incubator.
Another questions , one of the 3 eggs that are supposed to hatch this weekend is a little bit cracked on the shell , but I don't know if it's the chick that started to come out or just the shell itself that cracked ( pic down bellow ). Is it trying to come out or is it just me?
Thank you in advance!
P.s , sorry for my poor english grammar , i'm a French student!