egg broken in hatching nest, should i clean others?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spring Chook, May 15, 2010.

  1. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody bantam who was sitting on 5 BCM eggs, when I went to check on her today, i noticed some shell in her nest and on closer inspection I found that one of her eggs had broken and another hen had laid an egg in its place. I know I really should move her away from the rest of the hens, and will do this when I have created the space. But for now, my immediate concern is the remaining 4 eggs, they are all covered in old yolk and white from the egg that broke. I understand its important to keep the nest clean so should I clean these eggs and change the nest bedding?

    She has been sitting on the eggs for 6 days
     
  2. Spring Chook

    Spring Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump!
     

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