Broken egg in bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Choco Maran, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    Okay i have a bator full of eggs and when I candled this weekend I found one of the BC marans eggs was broken and is glued to the turner. Should I try to get it out or leave it to lock down. It is not smelling right now and candled shows that it is no good. Lock down is on the 21st so about seven days away. It is not leaking any more and just a little to get glued to the turn is all that come out. I know bacteria could get in and damage the rest of the eggs. Just a pain with so many eggs. Opinions Thanks
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I would be concerned of bacterial proliferation, and would take it out.
  3. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Unless it's an exotic bird or something worth a fair amount of $$, get it out! Not worth the time or wasted hatch if it contaminates everyone else. Just because it doesn't stink, doesn't mean it's not festering inside of the shell...
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    You can go ahead and lay the rest of the eggs down. You don't need the turner anymore so that makes the process less of a PITA.

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