I am trying to decide whether to start over with new eggs, or keep on with what we have. We started with 13 mixed eggs from a person with fertile eggs. Due to some mishaps with trying to move my broody hen to a more protected environment, they did not get the ideal start. Nonetheless, we're at day 9 and 3 have shown good development. There are some she's removed, some I've removed for obvious blood rings, and a few I kept in with her "just in case." She's a stubborn wench, this one, and has not been getting off the nest to eat. I've had to bring her food once or twice a day and entice her to eat a little. Prior to today, she had pooped twice - both time out of the nest box. So I hadn't been making sure she pooped, I figured she was ok on that front. Oops. Today I went out to check on her and she pooped directly on the eggs. Some of them were caked with broody chicken poop front to back. (Did she roll them???) I am still queasy from the smell. I cleaned out the next box, threw out the filthy eggs I was pretty sure weren't happening anyway, and left her with 4 or 5. At best, 3 of those were going well, and one of the good three is filthy. Not just pooped on. I can get new eggs and be vigilant about her potty habits. Or I can wait another 12 days hoping that the poop explosion didn't damage the only three that were going anywhere. I'll be pretty frustrated if I wait and then we get nothing, AND I'm counting on chicks to break her of this insane broodiness she has going on. Before I got her these eggs, she was devotedly sitting on an empty nest. She didn't care that I'd removed all the eggs. So. Advice, opinions, consolations?