Exploding Egg Under Broody Hen! Help!

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

  1. hesklj2008

    hesklj2008 In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2015
    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 In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2017
    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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