Broody hen broke an egg - dried yolk on other eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZaneyMama, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody broke an egg in the nest and there is dried sticky yolk on the other 5 eggs. Should I try to clean it off, or just leave it?

    We're on day 7. I'm going to candle tonight!
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Just leave it alone...washing them will only ruin their natural barrier to bacteria.
     
  3. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    That's what I was thinking. I hope I get a chick from all this!
     

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