anyone?? I need quick answer -- if one egg is rotten in nest...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenannie, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

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    If one egg got rotten under nesting bird, and I removed the rotten egg and put clean bedding under her, will the other eggs be affected? Should I remove any egg that got some of the rotten stuff on it (it's dried onto a couple other eggs) that would leave just a few... should I clean the eggs off that have dried rotten stuff on them?
    she's off the nest for a few minutes so I have a chance to take away some eggs.
     
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  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

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    Well, the hen went back onto her nest, so I think my window of opportunity to wash or remove other eggs are gone. Unless I'm here another day when they hop off the nest. At least I got to clean out the rotten egg. Hopefully the rest will still hatch.
     
  3. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

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    I think you will be fine. I know you are not suppose to wash eggs. I think it removes the bloom or something like that.
     

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