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Exploding Egg Under Broody Hen! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hesklj2008, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. hesklj2008

    hesklj2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have another broody hen, sitting on 10 eggs. Three have hatched, and when I lifted mama to check for pips one of her eggs exploded. Forget the horrible smell and gunk, I need to know what to do now! Can I safely move mama and chicks to another nest? What do I do with the remaining eggs if they haven't pipped? Can I wipe them off and put them back under her?
     
  2. insane chicken lover 12

    insane chicken lover 12 Just Hatched

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    im no expert but we have had this happen before we just wiped clean the eggs, moved her to a clean area with the eggs and thoroughly cleaned the nest she was in we still had a good hatch. good luck xx
     

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