Bloomie

Chirping
9 Years
Feb 10, 2010
121
1
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Rural Nevada
I tried searching for an answer before ringing ya'll, but theres a gazillions posts and I didnt see anything similar so...
DINGALING, givin' ya'll a ring !


Have a broody hen thats been separated in her own special place with food & water & a nice nest box with 6 eggs.
She's been setting for a week now and tonight when I went to candle the eggs to see what we had going on I discovered she's messed on ALL the eggs.
They all have fecal matter smeared on them lightly.
I read in my chicken book that fecal bacteria can contaminate the developing chick and it had conflicting opinions about cleaning the outer shell.

Soooooooo what do I do?
Does anyone have experience with this?

Appreciate yer expertise.
THANKS
 
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gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
246
421
SW Arkansas
Not having any experience with broody hens, I'm giving you a bump so hopefully you'll get the answers you seek.
 

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