- Jun 30, 2013
Hey guys, there's a lot of information here to sort through, but I couldn't find where anyone had mentioned success of a clutch after an egg or 2 had broken within the clutch. I'm wondering if the eggs with a little dried yolk on the outside will still be viable? We had a cochin that decided to go broody on us for our first time a couple days ago. We were just able to check the eggs last night. There are a dozen eggs under her and at least one had been broken, although there wasn't much mess at all in there.. only some dried yolk and a few small bits of shell stuck to some of the eggs. Should I try to replace the whole clutch with clean eggs with strong shells or do these still have the possibility of hatching? I don't want to do anything that will break her broodiness because I've heard cochins can be quitters halfway through.. any advice appreciated.