Broken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spud395, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my mother hen went broody again and the only eggs I could get were bantams. She's a big, heavy bird (light sussex) and has broken 5 out of 12 eggs.
    There is a bit of a smell and some of the eggs are coated in broken egg.

    Should I wash off the eggs in warm water or would I be better leaving well alone?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Dunno, but here's a bump.
     
  3. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    I believe - but don't hold me to this - that washing the eggs will break the natural protective seal on them and allow the ingress of bacteria. Personally, I'd wipe them off gently and pop them back under her. I'm no expert though, just my 0.02.
     

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