Broody day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shwaaskii, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. shwaaskii

    shwaaskii Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2015
    Washington twp Mi
    Question! ! Tomorrow is day 21.. I just went to check on mama today and flies everywhere. . I believe there may be a broken egg underneath her. . Too scared to move her i read in here before not to touch mom and eggs after day 17.. what do I do? ?? First timer here sad :( now reading how broken egg can contaminate please help :( :(
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Have a look at what's going on under the hen. If she did break an egg it would be in her and the unhatched chicks' best interest to get it cleaned up. You can safely wash the unhatched eggs and replace them, I've done it myself before. Use warm (not hot!!) running water and be as quick and careful as possible. Good luck!
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