Crusty bits?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by evilcitty, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. evilcitty

    evilcitty Out Of The Brooder

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    So I popped my eggs from ebay (mixed bantams) into my incubator late last night having waited for them to settle. They looked okay, no cracks. But after a few mins the larger of the bantam eggs started sweating. I assumed that I'd put them in too cold as it was late at night and the temperature in the room had gone quite cool although they had been sitting around for a day. I decided to leave them.
    I got up this morning to turn them and what I thought was just condensation has dried and gone crispy. So I have a few crispy blobs on 3 of my eggs. Sorta white-ish.

    What is this??

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Sally Sunshine

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    if like this TOSS FAST

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    LOL, listen to Sally. I get the feeling she's been through this..
     
  5. evilcitty

    evilcitty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks alot!
    So these are bad eggs? Even though I just bought them? Is this because they're old and gone bad or do you just get some bad ones sometimes??

    I've taken them out and taken some pictures for others to see. I'm afraid they look like those Sally :(


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    Ooh! Infact I think I've had a narrow escape thanks to you guys!

    Look, one has started to crack along it's little imperfection on the pointy end!

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    So, before I go in complaining...is this due to the seller giving me bad eggs or is it just one of those things?
     
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    Should I toss all 6 from this seller? I've got 20 eggs in the bator. Three very bad ones. One with only one small dot of that stuff on it and two that don't have any.

    Toss all 6 to protect the remaining 14 eggs or take a chance on the two that haven't wept/bled/oozed/sweated weird stuff at all??
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    Unfortunately Even if it has a tiny spot it is probably scrambled, meaning the yolk is broken, you will need to toss, But make sure its not just from another leaking egg. I took some pics and also the eggtopsy of that egg.... see the tiny spot and then look at the eggtopsy photo, the yolk is all mixed in and brown with the egg whites.... : ( I had almost an entire shipment of eggs like this. Have you candled to check air cells and look for rolling bubbles?


    TINY Sappy spot on a Blue Silkie C egg found at last turn today, 3rd day in. 3 pics below......

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    UNDERSTANDING what goes WRONG with SHIPPED EGGS
    The yolk of an egg is held in place on each end by what is called Chalaza. These are delicate cords that keep the yolk centered in the egg. When you crack open an egg, you notice a white stringy thing on the yolk, this is the Chalaza. When eggs are shipped they encounter postal handlers that toss the packages, sorting machinery, bumpy vehicle rides, temperature changes and possibly Xray Machines! So by the time the eggs get to you they are pretty much scrambled inside. So if you are going to buy eggs and have them shipped to you, be aware that the viability drops TREMENDOUSLY. There are rare instances when they ALL arrive safely but it is always a gamble.


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  9. Sally Sunshine

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    btw that pic wasnt today, its a copy paste from my notes LOL
     
  10. evilcitty

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    Oh, you're very helpful. Thank you! :) I'm learning.
    Okay I've had a good look, and yes you're right, they do have rolling bubbles. I've just also cracked open the cracked egg in my last post. It actually looked okay to me appart from the rolling bubble. It's yolk was whole and had a small jelly-like whiteish blob in it (fertile spot thing is it?) but it wasn't popped and didn't smell at all. It had been in the incubator less than 24hrs.
     

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