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Hello everyone... I've been coming to the backyard chickens website for so many of my questions, but I'm a little stuck on my current challenge. one of my buff orpington girls has gone broody, and i collected the eggs from my other girls today, but being how one is broody, I've been candling my eggs. well i forgot today and went ahead and rinsed the ones i collected, then candled ūüôĄ . . so my question is could i put the fertilized eggs under my broody hen even though i rinsed off the bloom?
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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

First of all, you would probably get more answers if you posted this in the Incubating & Hatching Eggs forum ( please click on the link).

 

That said, you might not want to use those eggs to hatch. Chances are most of them will be ok, but for a better hatching rate you might want to collect different eggs and just eat these. Hope all works out for you!

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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Remember too, a broody(depending on size and determination) can only cover so many eggs. Also if you plan to add more - put them under her at the same time, so hatch dates will be the same. If you add some now and a couple a week later etc. you will have staggered hatch. Often a broody hatching a few chicks will leave with them and ignore any other eggs. If so you would have to finish those in an incubator.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with the sentiments of the TKFG and DD. I would also add that i usually wait until a broody hen has spent at least 2 nights on the night (as opposed to roosting with the flock) before setting eggs. 

 

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Hello and welcome. I always mark my broody eggs then remove any unmarked ones every day, if she is in the general population and sharing a nest box. Also when it get to about day 18 you will want a way to block out any other birds, otherwise you run the risk of having babies crushed during hatch. There is a broody forum. If you search it, it will come up. Good luck!
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