Hen pushed egg out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by janine, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. janine

    janine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, I have 4 chicks so far. About a week ago (before any hatched) the hen pushed one out, I put it back under, but didn't mark it. Today another, (or the same one) was out. Do I remove it and take her judgement? I wrote on it for the moment and placed back under. I'm just scared it's gonna explode and I have three eggs left.... I candled it, it is solid dark with a pretty large air cell, maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch cell. What do you think? It was out from under her for quite a while today, a good 18 inches away.
     
  2. chanda

    chanda Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, Janine. You know, many times, Mamas know things that others don't. If you have any doubts, you can always put it in someone's incubator, but I think I would trust her judgment. It's up to you!

    Chanda
     
  3. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about this, but maybe one of the resident "eggsperts" does. Anyone?
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, some experienced hens would kick out bad eggs.

    I guess they can sense dead egg perhaps by temperature?
     
  5. janine

    janine Out Of The Brooder

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    Silly Momma, The egg I wrote on "Bad Egg" pipped and hatched yesterday....shew.... glad I didn't throw it away [​IMG] One is still unpipped, we have a total of 7 chicks now, maybe she just got her eggs confused????? By the way...his name....Bad Egg
     

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