Wrotten eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k625, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have left all of the silkie and polish eggs in the house for the last 2 weeks hoping that my silkie would decide to sit, and hatch out some babies. Well..not so much luck..exactly. She will sit on them at night, and sit on them at times through out the day, as well as the polish will sit on them for a period of time, but no one sits all day and night.

    I am curious to know if these eggs are bad? Or what will exactly happen with them? Thanks for all of your input!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they have not been consistantly incubated by a sitting hen the embryoes have most likely died. I would toss them at the risk of a rotten egg exploding. You don't want to clean up that mess.
     
  3. 2dream

    2dream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amen to that. Lordy what a mess and stench that is.
     
  4. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ewww thanks for the heads up! Bummer b.c I gave my rooster away and those were the last fertile eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not all hens will go broody. Some never go broody. It is a hormonal thing. Leaving eggs in a nest will not induce a hen to go broody. Wait until you know for sure a hen is broody then get her some hatching eggs if you don't have your own.
     

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