Floor Eggs are not Hatching Eggs
Carla van der Pol MSc.
Floor eggs are eggs laid outside the breeder flock’s nest boxes in loose housing systems. When a warm, fresh egg is laid on a dirty surface, contaminated material will be drawn into the egg as it cools down. As a result, floor eggs have a higher bacterial load than nest eggs. When set, these eggs can have a disastrous effect on your chick quality.