bubbles in eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I got some eggs shipped to me. I candled them on day 4, I know it's early, but I have a great candler and can see hearbeats and veins already in the others(from different source, also shipped). I see lots of bubbles, not sure how else to describe it. Almost like they were shaken very hard. Only one (out of 12+) of those even seem to have any veins [​IMG] I am not going to toss them yet, but am just trying to figure out why it happens. Is it just a rough trip or was it maybe too hot (got them from down south and I'm in Maine). I let them sit overnight after I got them to help them settle, but I am not holding out much hope. Thanks for any input
  2. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    okay i was hoping someone would answer your question cause i have bubbles in some of my shipped eggs too. maybe someone will see it that didn't earlier.
  3. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Greer, SC USA
    Bubbles in the eggs usually come from a small hole letting air into the egg or a slightly ruptured air sac. Both would make a hatch unlikely. Older eggs are much more prone to ruptured air sac, so it is likely that they had a very rough ride or that they were more than a day or two old. Best to ship eggs that are only a day or two old. You can set eggs yourself that are much older (but they are laid and set in the same place ) but shipping is too hard on older eggs.

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