Will they still be viable.???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vicky2479, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Vicky2479

    Vicky2479 Chirping

    Jun 8, 2012
    I need some help quick, I put 5 cochin eggs under a hen on Sunday, I just went into the coop to check on here and saw 1 egg out on the floor covered on yolk so I checked under her and there is only 3 left, 2 of which are also covered in yolk, I am thinking she ate one, would they still be ok? Shall I try to clean them off and should I remove them and give them to another broody?
    I have a peking bantam that is broody but I have 8 Orp eggs to give her, can she take them all, making 12 or is that to many for her? I don't have an incubator but I do have another hen who is broody, I just don't usually let her raise chicks cause she is abit mental.
    Sorry for the panicked rant but thankyou for taking the time to help me out

  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    SOmetimes the mother will push out a non viable egg or as you said she may be an egg eater. You can gently try to pat the eggs a little drier. I don't know how widely a pekin bantm spreads but I'm guessing up to about 10. So if you really want those cochins you could try putting them under her..
    Good luck

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