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is it a dud?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwchicklady, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Howell, MI
    my broody hen has been setting on 4 eggs for 2 weeks now. she keeps kicking out one egg, the same one all the time. should I just take the hint that it is a dud and get rid of it? It is a small pullet egg that when candled shows a dark area, but is very porous--lots of blotches on the shell. I can't see any movement either--this is my first time doing this. How long can an egg survive the cold without being warmed?

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I think you'd better throw it out. All the cold from being shoved out of the nest has probably killed it by now. Or you could just wait and see what happens.
  3. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Quote:My opinion as well.

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