Gooey egg yolk on incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Arielle, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Can someone PLEASE advise me on what to do here?

    2 broken eggs have covered many other eggs with yolk. SHould I clean the eggs with warm water? LEave them alone? THe nestbox is starting to stink.
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the hatching eggs are covered in yolk and white from broken eggs, the pores of the shells will most likely be a bit gummed up, which could prevent oxygen transfer through the shells to the embryos inside. I've rinsed off eggs like this before, in warm water. They went on to hatch okay...
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Thank you. Many of the eggs are covered! ANd Iwas worried about the pores not breathing; but water can fill the egg pores too.

    Will clean them asap.

    THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
     
  4. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most recommend dipping in water that is slightly warmer than the egg...this causes the pores to shrink and hopefully prevents anything from seeping in the egg...then pat dry gently. Avoid scrubbing! Good luck!
     

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