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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by youngchooklover, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no I have a broody silkie and there is poo on the eggs the size of your thumb on 2 eggs and it's stuck on the eggs is that bad[​IMG]
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    In my last batch I had one egg that had poo on it. It was not much I scraped off what I could, but that chick didn't make it out of the eggs that did. Poo is not good, especially if there is a lot, and you should not wash with water, just scrape it off if you can. Do you really need those eggs?
     
  3. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the last bunch I set there were 3 eggs that were "unclean." All hatched just fine. I say leave it be. Trying to clean it off will, most likely, do more harm than good. Mama hen knows what she's doing.
     
  4. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
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  5. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES I NEED THOSE EGGS
     
  6. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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