muddy eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naightengale, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so my hens rolled the 14 eggs out of the nest box...so if there not going to want to sit i'll just incubate them...will they be OK?? its raining and they got muddy and wet.
     
  2. GardenDave

    GardenDave Out Of The Brooder

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    They should be OK depending on when they were laid and how long they had been sat on before they got abandoned. If they were laid within the last few days then they will be fine but I'd give them a wipe before incubating to discourage any bacteria. If they'd been sat on for a few weeks and then been left for a day before you found them then I'd suggest getting rid, although I have heard stories where they've survived and hatched after such an event.
     
  3. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were never sat and some were todays eggs. the oldest egg is about 6 days old.
     
  4. GardenDave

    GardenDave Out Of The Brooder

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    In that case they will be fine. Actually the one six days old might do better than todays. Just give them a wipe with a paper towel and you should be good.
     
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