Do you think this will affect the hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by perfectly_polish, May 12, 2007.

  1. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    When the eggs were about 6 days old I noticed that one of the eggs exploded [​IMG] . It didn't get on any of the eggs but it was stuck in the turning and when I went to go pull it out it broke and leaked down into the water tray(luckily it wasn't fertile, thank god!) and stuff but didn't get on any of the eggs. So I moved the eggs that were in that turner to a differend one that was empty and took the turner with the bad egg out then removed the whole turn and wash and dissenfected the bottom of it and the water tray. The eggs weren't in the incubator for probally only 5-10 minutes. Do you think this will affect the hatch, from being moved and because of the exploding egg? I candled them last night and I could see movment and veins in most of them. I sure hope they make it, only 13 days left...Now all I can do is sit back and wait [​IMG]

    -Sophia in CT [​IMG]
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    They should be ok, I've had broodies that had eggs explode under them and they still hatched the others. Plus broodies do leave their eggs for a few minutes each day to eat and drink.
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I have not had any explode in the incubator, thank you very much, but I have had to remove eggs for awhile to clean up a mite infestation on one of my broodies. You did the right thing to clean thoroughly and then put the other eggs back. They should be fine.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've had eggs sit out over night after being incubated for 2 days and still make it to hatch. 10 min is nothing. Momma hens go eat when they normally do their work so your's will be fine!
     

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