Bad eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by truckerswife, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    I have one muscovy egg on day 32 under broody hen ... I candled it and it has lots of black blotches on the interior of the shell. It also seemed a little "watery" for so late in process and I think I smell a faint odor . It's bad isnt it? (I want to be in denial !!!!! )

    How do I know for sure the egg is bad?
  2. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    im sorry but i think it might be bad [​IMG] usualy by now u wouldnt be able so see anything inside the egg just blackness, and the airsac [​IMG] but try again [​IMG] it will work eventually
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Sounds bad and also sounds like a pretty great potential for explosion!!!! [​IMG]
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    yup sounds like an exploder better remove it
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Muscovy eggs take 35 days, I have seen some hatch that looked black thru the shell and still hatched. If you can hear it sloshing inside then I would say yes it's bad. Do you have alot of other eggs in with it? if it's just one egg under one duck and you aren't sure I would let it ride for a couple more days and see what happens

    Steve in NC
  6. Anne

    Anne Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    Sometimes if I'm not sure about an egg that is late in incubation, I put it in a bowl of warm water and watch it float. If it wiggles around, it's alive. If not... well, it's probably dead.

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