Hatching eggs got yolk all over them

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fallenone05, May 1, 2017.

  1. Fallenone05

    Fallenone05 Songster

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    I have a hen that's gone broody and unfortunately her nest got overrun today. Two eggs broke and left a yolk-y mess on her other eggs. Should I gently rinse them off? Or are these eggs unsalvageable due to the bacteria?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I personally wouldn't rinse them. They should be okay. What day of incubation?
     
  3. Fallenone05

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    It's only like.. Day two or three? Depending on if you count Saturday, since it was the first day
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I still wouldn't mess with them. If you wash the bloom off it will cause problems.
     
  5. Fallenone05

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    Okay! Thank you very much. :) I was thinking that washing/rubbing them off would make it worse, but I wanted to make sure
     

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