Bacterial infection?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Supermommy486, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen setting on some eggs. I have candled them and see on that was almost porus looking. I was just reading it could be bacterial infection? There is a baby chick in there. I guess I will just let nature take it's course but what should I expect if it hatches?

    Thanks so much!!!
     
  2. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Porous eggs and bacterial infection aren't the same thing, though it is believed that porous eggs are more susceptible to bacterial infection. If you have a live and kicking chick in there, you probably won't need to be concerned. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched out an adorable little chick from a porous shelled egg yesterday. Didn't do anything special, just keep the bator clean and always wash your hands before handling the eggs.
     
  4. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok cool. Yea I don't know if I'm looking at just porus or what...lol. But good to know! Thanks SO much! [​IMG]
     
  5. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Since they're under a hen, there's not much you can do, but these eggs are also susceptible to losing too much liquid volume inside during incubation, so if you ever have this happen in an incubator you'd want to keep the humidity a little higher.

    As for why this happens, sometimes if it's just one or two, stuff happens. If all the hens are laying like this, or the majority, it's usually a nutritional issue.
     

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