The Whole Batch Ruined??

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

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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??

    Thanks!
     
  2. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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