Does an egg change appearance before hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kiwi Chicky, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does an egg change appearance before hatching?
    does it thin a little? get spotty?

    I have one green egg that looks like it's getting spots - due tomorrow
     
  2. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only done about 5 hatches,and never seen them change,but I am far from experienced enough to know for sure! [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No, I can't say that I've noticed anything like that in a good egg...only those with bacteria growing in them. They sometimes get a kind of splotchy look to them.
     
  4. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] bummer, was hoping all 5 would hatch, but if its bacteria, that makes sense.

    oh well, will not give up hope til day 23 [​IMG]
     
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Kiwi, keep us posted, but that is my experience, if an egg gets spotty...to me the only way to describe it is like your looking at the egg, and it looks like it has dried grease spots...you know when you cook and splatter grease on your shirt, it dries and then you have that spot...that is what Im assuming your talking about?

    Mine did this on 3 eggs once, and they stunk bad inside the egg...of course you know they didnt hatch.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
     

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