Broken egg in the middle of a hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Arralana, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Arralana

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    So I have three lovely new chicks that just hatched this morning. I have a fourth that is now in the process of hatching but the three rambunctious chicks broke a bad egg and there is sludge all in the bottom of the incubator. Should I wait until the fourth chick hatches then take everything out and clean it? I'm worried about all of the bacteria in there with the babies. There's a decent sized pip and I can see a lot of #4's beak. Any suggestions? I still have about 10 more eggs that haven't hatched yet too.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Clean out the nest immediately, as fast as possible. A rotten egg exploding can kill all hatched and unhatched chicks. Try to keep them (chicks) warm when you clean the nest.
     

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