Chicken Egg Burst

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lostchicken, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Lostchicken

    Lostchicken Chirping

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    I add 4 new hens and a roo to my flock and the hens are laying. One hen and I have not figured out which one layed and egg that has a wrinkled up egg shell. being a novice I did not know to throw it out. I put it under my broody hen who set the egg for one day and it burst. I moved her and the other eggs to a new and clean nesting box. What should I do about the eggs that I moved since I know they probably got some of the bad egg on them?
     
  2. ChickenGirl555

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    Thank you, I did not find a yolk in this egg. Just clear liquid but that is still probably just as bad. She is not going to be a happy sitter.
     
  4. Lostchicken

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    I read that article about the egg shell forming. I have adjusted these new to me hens diet to what I feed my existing flock and I have had no problem with my existing flock and they give me 12 eggs a day. I do not know what these new birds were eating of how they were cared for. I just got them Monday and I have them in a separate pen from my older flock. I will see if this egg problem persists.
     
  5. ChickenGirl555

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    Keep in mind that the fertilized eggs you still keep/have will have the rotten bacteria from the egg that exploded, so there will be a smaller hatch rate, even with the broody.
     
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    I cleaned up the mess in the nesting box, and put new bedding in that box, but I move her to another nest, and put two fresh eggs from two of my other hens in there with her. I put all the eggs that were in the nest when the egg burst and put them in my compost pile. She looks happy with her two new eggs.
     
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    Great job! Unless they have unrelated problems, the new eggs should hatch well!
     

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