Bad egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nigellas, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    Ann Arbor, MI
    My broody has been sitting on some eggs for about 2 1/2 weeks - the last few days she keeps pushing out one particular egg, the same one each time. Does that mean that one is a dud? I haven't candled, and don't want to this late for fear of disturbing any development.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Yes, that egg is very likely a dud. It might even be rotten. I'd take it away right now. If she's not going to sit on it, there's no point leaving it there!

    My first ever broody hen kicked out an egg at about 20 days and rolled it right across the coop. When I broke it open it was full of stinking black goop...

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