dead peep

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Heathero617, May 19, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was candeling my eggs this morning since my new incubator held its temp and humidity for nearly 24 hours! I noticed one just didnt look quite right, so i went to a darker area >my walk in closet< armed with the egg and a flashlight and shut the door behind me. No movement everything sloshing around veins all on one side of the egg, i decided it was done. So i gently poked a hole in the top and peeled away the shell slowly. I noticed brown "goo" and after i made a hole in the inner membrane lage enough to spill it out, everything came rushing out, the yolk was busted )O: Here are tha pictures I took, the shell was a bit dirty, but nothing that made me suspect anything would be wrong. SO whats the brown goo? any ideas? Any one know how many days this is at?

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  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown may be bacteria.
     
  3. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you i was wondering if possibly it was. I have 3 more from the same clutch, i'm a little worried now. Im just gonna keep a close eye on them.
     
  4. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ms.Frizzle :

    I would suspect the brown goo is everything starting to decompose.

    Here's a nice chart for comparison on the stages of development!
    http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/images/embryo3.jpg

    Thank you for the link, so it could have possibly been gone a while, i wondered that too. all in all, i know it happens, its sad but at least it was early and not just as it was to hatch.​
     

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