Help!! I Need Your Advice!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeevesrules, May 23, 2011.

  1. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 eggs under a broody and all is going well on her 7th day. But a few days ago one of the eggs cracked and the insides of it got on some of the eggs. The mother, then went and had a quick dustbath and came back and some dirt stuck on the eggs!!!!!!! [​IMG] they look dirty but i candled yesterday to see if they were viable and they seemed to be!! Will they be hatchable??? [​IMG]
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    When it comes to broody hens it is best to just let them do their thing, I think they will be fine as broody eggs are often a little scruffy looking. Relax and let her do what she feels good with.
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    Quote:I second that, broodys have their instincts that guide, they are not bogged down like we are with hatching "rules" to follow, just let her go with the dirty eggs
     
  4. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, Thanks guys that calmed me down!![​IMG] i thought i wasnt gonna get any chickies!!
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