first hatch - leaking egg?
post #1 of 7
12/12/15 at 9:16am
Hello! This is my first time incubating eggs. I'm on day 2 and this morning I noticed something on the top (fat end) of one of my eggs. This particular egg had a very damaged air cell. It was in 10/15 bubbles and free floating around the egg when I candled it. I had these eggs shipped. There were no cracks in the egg and the shell seemed to be in good shape except for a bump on the small end of the egg. I've included a photo of the wet area. Do I need to just toss this egg? I don't want to throw out a viable egg but I also don't want it exploding in my incubator either. Again this is only day 2.
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post #2 of 7
12/12/15 at 9:30am
Some times an egg will sweat if it goes from being cold to warm. I have not ever hatched an egg that had bubbles when candled, but I have had easier access to eggs and can be pickier. We will wait for more advice.
Also candle again for cracks.
Edited by gimmie birdies - 12/12/15 at 9:32am
post #3 of 7
12/12/15 at 10:25am
post #4 of 7
12/12/15 at 12:04pm
post #5 of 7
12/12/15 at 11:44pm
It won't hatch. When the eggs were shipped and jostled around, the air cell broke free. That means it won't hatch, as there aren't any sufficient source of air and it will kill the embryo if there is one. The crack will just seep fluid, you can repair the crack, but at this point, there isn't any hope for the egg.
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post #6 of 7
12/13/15 at 6:48am
Checked egg again this morning. No new seepage, no cracks, but air cell is still detached. It's now only 4 or 5 bubbles, so it has condensed, but it's still free floating in egg. If a detached air cell means the egg won't make it, regardless of the seepage, then I'm going to take it out. No sense taking a chance on a possible bomb if there's no hope for a chick anyway.