I need help really badly!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lothefarmer, May 21, 2011.

  1. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    i separated my breeding hens and rooster from the rest of my flock for a week, as i was told to, and today i was going to begin stockpiling eggs for my broody hen, who is a buff orpington. (the bigger the better, right? lol) anyway, someone let them out, so now i cannot.

    i have one egg from yesterday that was laid later in the day, so i have that.
    and the four that they laid today, i want to try out,
    but i am concerned because an egg next to them broke, and now there is egg all over the shell.
    would that not damage the bloom? will that effect the chick's development, or make it sick?
    the eggs are not totally coated, just got some spots of yellow yolk on them.

    i'm probably only going to do 5 eggs, because kana the BO, escaped too, and is totally over brooding...
    so i just have my little sizzle named renshaw, who's pretty much decided she's going to hatch an egg or never leave the nest.

    i really am just super disappointed. i don't want to lock them away for another week. i just don't know if the yolk will make my eggs bad,
    and if so, could i maybe try eggs from tomorrow? like, would there be a high probability that the dad would not be my ee rooster?

    just tell me what you think i should do, because i really need advice.
    thanks, you guys.
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  2. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Blum, Tx
    I had one hatch last night that had yolk on the shell. Aren't any problems with the chick either!
  3. lothefarmer

    lothefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    okay, good. because i know that when the yolk gets on mine, they taste kinda bad, so i thought maybe it let bacteria in or something.
    thank you, i will go mark the eggs now :)
  4. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2011
    Central California
    My broody was sitting on some eggs, when on day 6 or so, another hen came along and caused a scuffle, which caused one egg to break all over the eggs. I gently wiped off the eggs with a wet towel, and had a complete hatch. [​IMG]

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