Hen Setting,,,One egg is ROTTEN I believe
Hi there,,,I have a Buff Orpington setting right now. She must be sitting on 15 eggs. I noticed an unpleasant odor in the coop a week or so ago, and then it seemed to go away,,but today I got close to her and it surely seems that one of the eggs under her is rotten. I am sure I should be removing that, but everytime I get near her she wants to take my hand off. Should I do it anyways??? or should I leave her alone?? I am assuming she will get back on the eggs even after I take her off to remove the rotten one. I am worried that the rotten egg will harm the others. and how the heck am I going to determine which one is rotten WITHOUT putting every one of them up to my nose..UUUGH !!!!
I appreciate any suggestions.