broken egg, dirty eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gingerchopper, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. gingerchopper

    gingerchopper New Egg

    May 22, 2013
    One of my chickens is sitting on 6 fertile eggs, for now 13 days. One of the eggs broke and she discarded the shell, but the other eggs are now covered with stuff and a bit smelly. I understand the bloom will protect them in part, but will, they likeley be okay? Should i move them to a new clean nesting box or would this be over handling them? Please advise... first time ive let a broody chicken sit!!
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2013
    Luther, OK
    I would more her at night. Move her slow don't be loud and every thing should be fine. Good Luck!!!

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