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Urgent question on broody hen with eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Glenmar, May 27, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody is on 2 eggs. Another hen laid an egg in that nest ( infertile, I don't have a roo)
    Anyway that egg got broke and contaminated my fertile eggs. I wiped them off on the hay and
    fluffed up the nest. Will they be ok????
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did it contaminate the eggs? [​IMG]
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wipe them off before the junk dries. Take dirty hay out, put new hay in, set eggs

    back in the nest, and your set.

    [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  4. HappyTalons

    HappyTalons Out Of The Brooder

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    I had something similar happen and I think it may have killed all of our eggs, but I didn't notice it until the goo was partly dried. I'd give them a good wipe down with a moist rag.
     
  5. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had 20 absolutely filthy eggs hatch in the bator. I wouldn't worry one bit if I were you. and also it's not contaminated if it was a fresh egg the only way it would be is if the egg sat for multiple days and was rotted!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I had a broody hen setting on 4 duck eggs. On day 5 or so she broke one of the duck eggs and got all of the other eggs all ucky. I didn't clean any of them off, cause I've heard you don't want to take off the "bloom." All three of the remaining duck eggs hatched!!!
     
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. It was a fresh egg. I wiped them off with a damp towel. I will candle them in a few days.
    Thanks
     

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