Will these eggs hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TexChix2, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. TexChix2

    TexChix2 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2010
    I gave these three (fertile) eggs to my broody silkie. (They were clean and fresh out of three other hens when I put them under). Little did I know that a broodie silkie doesn't like to move come hell or high water. They're at 13 days right now--will they still be viable in a week? Should I try to do anything about the poop? I don't want to destroy the protective coat. Should I just leave them (and her) alone and sit tight?
  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Quote:Yes...just leave them. The bloom (cuticle) should protect the egg from harmful bacteria. Especially if the eggs were laid clean and pooped on after giving them to the broody. Keep us posted on how it goes!

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