Broken Egg in Broody's Nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Paige3595, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Paige3595

    Paige3595 New Egg

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    I have my Wyandotte hen sitting on 14 eggs after she insisted on being broody. Well it's day 10 and one of the eggs broke in the nest which caused the other eggs in the nest to get covered in yolk. The nest is cleaned but the rest eggs are covered in dried up yolk, some worse than others. Anyone encounter this problem before? I'm not sure if I should leave it and see what happens or try to clean them a little bit? TIA

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  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let nature take it's course.
     
  3. Pegmlee

    Pegmlee Out Of The Brooder

    Well...what happened? I'm facing the same problem today, but I tried to clean my eggs off some. Only had 6 eggs to begin with. Hoping I will get one or two to hatch.
     
  4. Paige3595

    Paige3595 New Egg

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    All the rest ended up hatching! I was so worried for nothing! I left them alone and she had 13 little babies running around, what a happy mama! She actually went broody for the second time, I only gave her 3 because I didn't really need any more babies, and they all hatched as well![​IMG]
     
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  5. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations!! [​IMG] And Welcome to BYC!
     

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