Help please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spunkychickenmomma, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. spunkychickenmomma

    spunkychickenmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2011
    Morris, OK
    Good morning all!

    I went out into my big girl coop last night to check on them since I got home late and didn't get to lock them up until late.
    While in there, I noticed that one of the eggs that my broody has been sitting on broke. The contents of the egg has leaked onto the majority of the other eggs. What do I use and how do I clean the mess off of the remaining eggs. Also, what is a safe number of eggs to keep under the chickens so that they won't break? I have barred rocks.

    Thanks and have a great day!
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    This happened to me just a couple of weeks ago. 1 egg had broken and another egg was plastered to her underside so that if she stood up, it went with her tightly pressed to her bottom.

    I pulled the egg off of her gently and brought out hot water and a towel. By the time I got to the coop the water was just "very warm".

    I washed the eggs, cchanged the bedding, but left the hen alone and unwashed.

    June 21st, 2 days ahead of schedule, the eggs started pipping and were all out of their shells by late afternoon June 22nd.

    Good Luck!
    Paradise Found
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011

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