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Exploding eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Christie Loves Silkies, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. I think some of the eggs that my broody is sitting on exploding, what should I do?
    she has one stuck on her breast feathers.
    How do i get it off and what do i do with the eggs?

  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    sometimes that happens with old eggs. take her off the nest and wipe any goo off the remaining eggs candle them and only give her back the good ones, clean her up. the exploded egg can have some very nasty bacteria in it and can ruin your other eggs.
    If you do this at night the hens seem to fuss less.
  3. Quote:Thank you [​IMG]
    I'm thinking about bathing her cause i think its all over her.
    as its almost summer here and its getting very hot, I don't think im going to let her sit on eggs.

    this is the first time its ever happened to me so i didnt know what to do.
    i'm not going to risk it so I might get rid of all the eggs.

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