CANDLING- Could a rotting egg be mistaken for a growing embryo???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bearfeet3, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. bearfeet3

    bearfeet3 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    I'm on day 18 of incubating a seb goose egg. It's getting really difficult to see through and most of the egg is consumed by black. I don't see much movement or veining. Also there seems to be a independent small dark blob or two in there. I havnt seen much movement or veins since day 7 but the dark mass gets larger every day and I'm worried this is bacteria growing because theres a weird smell in the incubator, but the egg has no smell at all.

    Anyone have pics of a candled egg with bacteria growth???
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I don't have any pics, but I had a rotting egg. Yes it can be fooling you. I too had a"weird" smell. When it started to weep I knew I was in trouble! I popped it open - outside of course - and wow! It sounded like a gun going off and the SMELL!!!

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