day 25...unhatched egg under broody hen...toss it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dixietuffchicken, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. dixietuffchicken

    dixietuffchicken New Egg

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    Is it ok to crack it open to see what happened inside? I am afraid of what is lurking in there if it hasn't hatched yet. What are possible reasons it didn't hatch? It was under the broody hen that we hatched 3 other little chicks from at the same time.

    We candled it and it is definitely full of something that resembles a chick...just afraid it will smell or something....
     
  2. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would inspect it from inside a baggy..... [​IMG]
     
  3. BlakesWife

    BlakesWife Out Of The Brooder

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    I would do the bag trick, too. Did you have the eggs marked or something? I've always waited around a week or so before tossing eggs from under a broody hen. If you're uncertain if she laid another egg after the fact, then I'd give it a few more days. My girls tend to add to their batch over a weeks time or so.
     
  4. dixietuffchicken

    dixietuffchicken New Egg

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    yes it was dated July 6th so it is way overdue. Going to remove it today. What is the best way to break it inside a baggy?
     

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