Egg lightly seeping through pores

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rachelcb80, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. rachelcb80

    rachelcb80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my eggs Friday afternoon and I've been resisting the urge to candle all weekend. Today I told myself I would look at just a couple around the incubator edge. You know, prove to myself that at least something was growing. These are my first shipped eggs so I'm worried nothing will hatch (had a lot of detached air cells). One of the eggs I took out was very, very lightly stuck in the turner. It had a faint ring around the bottom of dried, crusty something. None of the eggs had broke during shipping and all were clean when I set them. I put the light to it and there are no cracks at all. What I did find was 5 or 6 areas where moisture was seeping out of the egg, about the size of a very, very thin needle prick, if that big. I wiped the moisture and watched as more replaced it. I'm assuming this egg should be tossed?

    A side question in regards to what I saw when I candled; About half the eggs I candled (6 or so) had a very obvious embryo growing. I saw the veins and the heart beat (that was so cool by the way). The other half had nothing that I could see at all. Those also happened to all have detached air cells still (I let them rest 48 hours before plugging the turner in). In the ones that I didn't see anything in, is it pretty much for sure that they won't develop? I'm not throwing anything out at this point (except possibly the leaking egg) but I'm assuming those will eventually need tossing, right?

    I told myself I would be satisfied with just candling a few, but all that did was make me want to do them all! It's best if I just leave them be though.
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Sweating eggs need to go STAT before they contaminate your good eggs. Sorry for the loss
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    remove the leaking egg NOW they can explode gross egg allover the incubator [​IMG]
    as to the others I would wait until day 10 before I made a decision
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yea, get rid of the sweating egg. Good luck with the rest of them! Little embryos growing!
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. rachelcb80

    rachelcb80 Out Of The Brooder

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    I reluctantly threw the sweating egg out. I hated to do it but I know it's pretty much a bomb waiting to explode and that could put the rest of my eggs in danger. I checked all the others to make sure none of them were seeping. Thankfully none were. What causes an egg to leak through the pores like that? I've never seen one do it.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It may have had a pourous or thin shell, and some pressure building up inside. The shells are not water/air proof. Air actually goes thru the shell to supply the chick.
     
  8. brijay2

    brijay2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you learn something new everyday!!! I have never encountered one that seeped like that also!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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