Addle eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sandy, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Hatching

    Mar 11, 2007
    Can anyone tell me what causes addle eggs I have 50 Mallard duck eggs in my incubator I had these from a breeder They were due to hatch today got 5 i think around 35 are addle What causes this and will they explode if left in the incubator
  2. Hi!
    Addled --- like scrambled? Do the insides 'slosh' around?
    My guess would be rough handling. Were they shipped eggs?
    You got 5 ducklings? Congrats [​IMG]
    The scrambled / addled ones aren't going to hatch (I'd've removed them when I saw they were bad), but I don't know how likely they are to explode.
    I wouldn't leave them in the bator TOO long past hatch day --- could turn into a mess [​IMG]

    Good luck,

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