1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Can you hatch a soft shelled egg???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mahsmaj, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Can you hatch a soft shelled egg??? Like the one that you get from a chicken or duck every once and a whole???
  2. spydertoys

    spydertoys Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Munfordville, Kentucky
    No....the shell keeps bacteria from getting in.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Well .... a qualified no.

    Humidity management and hygiene would be the two main issues, together with the structural integrity of the membrane.

    If you could place the egg in some kind of mould, keep it sterile and weigh it daily to manage water loss .... and IF the thang is viable ....

    That is a lot of maybes

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: