bubbles in eggs???

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

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    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
    Krista
     
  2. penelope77

    penelope77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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