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Day 20 - cracked egg, not sure if its good.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dfchaser, May 6, 2008.

  1. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 20, and last night noticed that there was a crack in one of my eggs. I had placed a ? on the egg a few days ago because i think it is a double yoke. I am pretty sure that the crack means that the chick is not going to hatch and i dont want it to contaminate my others if it is bad. I need some advice on the crack and what I should do.

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    Any advice/help would be great!
     
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    You dont want to open the lid after day 18. It wont contaminate anything. Just leave it and be patient.
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Might be a PIP and not a crack??

    Either way, at this point I'd just leave it unless it's oozing and stinking.

    Hope you have a good hatch!
     
  4. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was worried that the darker orange stuff (i guess the yoke) was oozy. I am probably just paranoid since i have no idea what i am doing!

    Thank you for the good wishes!
     
  5. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Just be patient. You are almost at the finish line! Alas I am on day 14...getting SO impatient!
     
  6. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH said when he looked at the eggs a lunch there is now black ooze coming out of the crack :eek:
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    At this point in time, its not going to explode since it already has a crack in it. I would just leave the bator closed and wait for the rest to make it out. Don't want to compromise temp or humidity at this stage. Best of luck!
     
  8. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i guess it is safe to say that the egg is not good [​IMG]
    Keeping my [​IMG] on the others!
     

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