Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by detali, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. detali

    detali Songster

    May 9, 2009
    I wonder what's going on. I set a broody with 12 eggs on the 14th. Today there are only 11 eggs under her. The other eggs are yellow smeared. Do you suppose that she ate one of the eggs?[​IMG]

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Or it exploded because it was a bad egg. Or it got too crowded under her and it broke.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    That happened to me too, in the first week- 10 days, a couple of eggs broke. One made a huge stinky mess, and while my hen was out, I emptied the nest, put in fresh bedding, wiped of the remaining eggs, and put it all back together again.

    My two girls are sticking so tight, that I can only kind of peak under one of them, the other might remove my arm at the elbow, so I am not really sure how many are under there! I have 5 days left to go! Hoping for 50%. MrsK

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