Possible introduction to bacteria

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clayb226, May 28, 2011.

  1. clayb226

    clayb226 Songster

    Mar 31, 2011
    Hello everyone,
    I have a quick question; my chicks are hatching, and after four hatched, one eggs started to ooze. I instantly removed the egg, but it got a little ooze on the wire at the bottom. I tried to clean it, but it is like silicone. I removed the hatched chicks also, but two more are pipped, and hopefully the other two will soon. Will this be a possible introduction to bacterial problems, and if so, how can I alleviate the issue?

    Thanks in advance, and be blessed.
  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chirping

    May 16, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
    You may hurt the situation by cleaning and disturbing too much. If you have your hen hatching in a clean area that isnt used continually for hatching, I would say everything will be fine.

    When my broody had 9 eggs, I went out to discover one had broken under mom at about day 18.
    goey yolk everywhere on all the eggs. I took the bits out, layed new bedding. I VERY Gently wiped the remaining eggs with a damp, WARM, soft clean rag and put everyone back in place.

    All the remaining eggs hatched nicely.

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