Broken egg in the middle of a hatch

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

  1. Arralana

    Arralana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2013
    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 True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    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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