The Whole Batch Ruined??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Moreno Valley Ca
    Hey Peeps!

    I set 12 BCM eggs under my black austrolop hen and something happens! :O One of the eggs broke and the yolk got on a few of the other eggs!! Are these eggs now contaminated and won't hatch??

  2. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    Sometimes that happens. Just clean it up as best as you can. I had a hen break a few eggs when she was trying to get back on the nest and it made a huge gooey mess. I ended up going out there with a warm washcloth and carefully wiping the goo off. Don't wipe too much though because you want the bloom to stay on. I had shavings in the nest, so I just scooped out the dirty ones and put in some clean ones. If she gets off the nest to eat or drink you can do it then. I did it at night with a flash light and she didn't mind. Just try not to take too long.

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