Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MEchickenfarmer33, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will one cracked egg ruin a whole batch of eggs if the mama is sitting on them?????
     
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    Quote:What do you mean? Did an egg crack underneith the hen?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Remove the cracked egg and replace the nesting material if yolk and egg white have soiled the nest.I would also remove as much of the yolk and debris from the other eggs as is possible.
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no not at all. you still have a good chance they all will hatch. just clean the nest the best as possable and see if you can get momma off to dry up a little. when i had one brake momma was not having leaving her nest at all. so i just left her be. and we had 4 out of 5 hatch
     
  5. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i just found out today that all the eggs had rotted except for one. a chick had formed when we cracked it open but it was dead [​IMG] . i buried it and gave it a little memorial in my pet cemetery outside my house. now i have to start over again [​IMG]
     
  6. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    AWWW! How disheartening! [​IMG] We had some of those! [​IMG] We didn't know the egg was rotten, but we dropped it trying to clean out nest box, eeyooo! We had 3 broodies. out of about 2 doz eggs we had 11 hatch. If your hen is still broody, just put some more eggs under her. I know it's hard to start over. 21 days seems like forever when you are waiting!
     
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  7. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well den bless your heart! I'm sorry 21 days is very long when your waiting then Disappointing when they don't hatch mine were cheeping. And I left my dog. (bad idea, he's an egg stealer) and he ate them [​IMG] so I'm back to day one myself. Put more eggs under her and try try again. Good luck
     
  8. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. blaiml

    blaiml New Egg

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    I had one broken egg in the nesting box with 5 un-broken eggs, are the un-broken eggs safe to eat?[​IMG]
     

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