Dirty Eggs in the Nest box

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunChick, May 6, 2007.

  1. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    T-rex's eggs are DIRTY! she has been sitting in a kitty carrier but rarely leaves it and I put her water into it and she constantly spills it. Needless to say it looked a mess and since the coop was getting hot and so was she I moved her into the house. Well her eggs are filthy and fertile. Should I try and clean them off? I have her in one of my brooder boxes with lots of pine shavings and she finally settled back down to set them. Or should I consider this hatch wasted?
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them alone at this point. What day is she on? You can candle them on day 7 to see if they are growing. Dirty eggs do hatch, Try to remove the shells quickly after she hatches any to avoid having the chick getting any bacteria.
     
  3. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh I believe we are on Day 15! Time is flying by I forgot she set a while ago.
     
  4. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    I would leave them too. My BO just hatched out one lonely chick yesterday. And she too would spill her water alot after day 14, I swear I cleaned that wet stuff up almost every day, and sometimes twice a day.
     
  5. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, All 9 of my OEGB (gamebirds) were muddy and dirty and every last one hatched with no problemo. I would definitely hold on and see what you get [​IMG]
     
  6. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this sucks, she scattered all the eggs sometime last night and they got cold! We had a bad storm here and I think that freaked her out in a new place. So she was placed back in the coop with the rest of the girls. My roo was like....so where ya been? She was like....Not Now! I have a headache! Well I know the Roo is doing his job now, sooo after this hatch in the bator, I'll incubate some of their eggs unless someone else tries to set again.
     

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