what might happen? broken eggs in nest.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by scoopy82, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Songster

    Dec 19, 2010
    Victoria - Australia!
    My Broody hen was sitting on 12 eggs and 3 of them broke and made a very smelly mess, all over the other eggs.
    Will the other eggs be okay?

  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    The three that broke were probably duds or got a crack, happens to those of us who incubate artificially, too. Really stinks, doesn't it? I would wipe off the remaining eggs and hope for the best.
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I had multiple hens horning in on a broody and that broke an egg or two-- a gooey sticky mess. I washed every egg under warm water, patted them dry and returned them to the broody. Still had a very good hatch rate.

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