Bad eggs?

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

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup sounds like an exploder better remove it
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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