What should i do with these eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mypurtychickens, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. i had a hen that was laying on 18 eggs and 7 hatched. i have the rest of the eggs in the incubator. it has been 4 days since the last chick hatched. What should i do with the rest of them, should i dispose of them? If so, how?
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    It sounds like all that are going to hatch already have. I would give them to a pig or dog to eat.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Are you sure that all the eggs incubation started the same day? Or is it possible that other hens contributed to the nest during the last 3 weeks? Did you candle them?

    You can also compost them.
  4. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    Composting is a good idea if you have a secure composter. You have to be careful about attracting predators.
  5. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

    Jul 26, 2014
    Yep, I would candle them first to be sure they aren't alive in there. I always like to open mine up that don't hatch to see if I can figure out why/when they died. But that's just me. ;)
  6. the hen was up in the top of our barn but it might be possible that some hens layed some more eggs up there but i doubt it. my americauna hens started laying somewhere else.

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