Cracked egg

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  1. GypsyGen

    GypsyGen New Egg

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    [​IMG][​IMG]this is day 12 of incubation on my corurnix quail. I'm a newbie at this. It's my first time. I've been hand turning my eggs. I've been extremely careful. Candled for cracks and life. None. Then I got the shock of my life when I went to turn my eggs and I noticed my egg was cracked with dried egg on the outside. I've read about putting on candle wax on cracked eggs and then about rotten bombs that explode. Help!!! Do I toss or leave it?! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the egg, you might want to post in the Quail forum about it https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail (can you candle it?) but that egg looks to be leaking, usually you want to remove those asap so they don't contaminate the other eggs.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Those are called stink eggs, because they are STINK bombs. You want to remove them carefully so they don't explode all over the incubator and other eggs. Best to carefully put them into a plastic bag and close tight - so you can dispose of them safely.
     
  4. GypsyGen

    GypsyGen New Egg

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    Poor baby after removing it from the incubator it seemed to have a sulfer type smell to it. It now resides in my trash can.
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     

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