problem with my clutch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midwestmilkmaiden, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. midwestmilkmaiden

    midwestmilkmaiden Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    this is my first broody hen and she's been sitting on a clutch of 18. one hatched the other day and thought i heard more chirping under her. but went out this mornin to check and their was a horrendous smell... checked the eggs and no more baby chick. 17 eggs... lots of filthy maggots!! so. i cleaned out that nest box and moved her into the other one with the remaining eggs after i wiped the maggots off. just wondering what's going on!?
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    You have some rotten eggs. Smell them and get rid of the bad ones. Can you candle? I don't know what could have happened to your chick listen closely maybe you can find it by listening for peeps? Im not sure what else to say.

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