Broken egg in a broody's nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by billfields, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. billfields

    billfields Songster

    Aug 29, 2009
    East Tennessee
    I have a broody that I set Friday night (4/14). Went out today and could smell an odd smell so I lifted her and she had broken one of the eggs. I took the remaining eggs out and cleaned out the nest material. One egg was a mess, stuck inside the shell of the broken one so I discarded it. I wiped the others with a damp paper towel and got them back in the clean nest and under her as soon as I could--10/15 minutes or so. Question is, given she only had he eggs a couple of days should I let her go ahead with these or should I give her a fresh set that have not been comtaminated? I had wanted to time her to hatch on a Saturday but that's really not too important.


    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012

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