Egg filled with liquid

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicksahoyfarm, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Chicksahoyfarm

    Chicksahoyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    122
    9
    51
    Jun 15, 2014
    Washington
    So I opened a port hole in an egg to start an egg topsy as the whole egg was black with no visible air sack. What I found was the little guy is still moving about in there but there is liquid inside the egg and I'm beginning to wonder if it is a twin egg on top of it as there is barely any room in the egg. As in the whole embryo sack is filling almost all of the egg.

    Anyone have any ideas what I should do?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    5,988
    781
    326
    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    What day of incubation is this? Chicks do grow and fill the shell usually at day 18-19 and start to pip day 20-21. Seems it's later than that as you started an eggtopsy so that indicates your temp was a bit low causing slight retarding of development. I'd let it and others stay in incubator a few more days.
     
  3. Chicksahoyfarm

    Chicksahoyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    122
    9
    51
    Jun 15, 2014
    Washington
    It stopped moving so did a full egg topsy and what had happend is the chick was mal positioned and pipped through it yolk sack and the membrane filling the egg with the yolk sack.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by