Broody with poopy eggs? What to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenmaven, May 14, 2010.

  1. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    I have two broody silkies setting. They are right up next to eachother with all the eggs under both. Once a day, I throw them off the nest to make them stretch their legs & eat. They usually put out gigantic Broody Poops at that time. Soooo, I was very surprised to find half their eggs smeared with dried poo this morning. [​IMG] Just smeared, nothing that could be scraped off with a gloved finger.


    Please, someone tell me it's okay & I should just ignore it.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It is ok. Chickens have been pooping on their eggs for millions of years. They'll hatch, or they won't. Just don't try & wash them: the last thing you want to do is get the poo wet, have the hen warm it up again, and help any bacteria grow.
     
  3. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Thanks Laree. I suppose the only thing worse than dried poo is wet poo.
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