Broody's eggs had an "accident"! will they be okay?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gritsar, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    In my rush to get things done today and get in the house out of the cold, I didn't guard my broody's eggs while she was out for her daily nest break. When I came back to their coop, one of the meatie hens had snuck into the broody's crate and managed to knock over the nest, scattering the eggs. [​IMG]

    The eggs are on day 3. I looked them over carefully and didn't see any cracks, so I put her nest back together and put the eggs back in.

    Will the eggs be okay? [​IMG]
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes.. they should be fine... Just wait till they start hatching and the new chicks start playing soccer.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thank you. I'll sleep much better now.
    This is her second batch of eggs. The first ones candled undeveloped, so since she's so determined to be a mama we gave her this other batch.
    I'll have to watch the meaties closer. Crazy birds! [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They'll be fine as long as they aren't cracked. You need valium for this broody business! [​IMG]
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am glad to hear there are no cracks. I would suggest keeping a candle nearby in case that happens again, you will be able to seal the cracks if it happens.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Well, that was something I was wondering about and it's such a "Duh!" answer! [​IMG]

    So, one can just light a candle and let it drip on the eggshell to seal the crack? Here I was imagining y'all melted paraffin wax and dipped something into it, then dribbled it over the egg...
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Well, that was something I was wondering about and it's such a "Duh!" answer! [​IMG]

    So, one can just light a candle and let it drip on the eggshell to seal the crack? Here I was imagining y'all melted paraffin wax and dipped something into it, then dribbled it over the egg...

    [​IMG] Yeah you can just light the candle and drip it over the cracks. Cracks are usually very small so no need to a parafin dripper/dipper.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Tell me about it! [​IMG]

    BTW, as I just let you know on the other thread, one of the turkens is hissing and biting me now. I took the eggs from under her, didn't want them to freeze overnight, and gave her golfballs instead. That seemed to satisfy her. [​IMG]
     

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