1. paintballplayer5747

    paintballplayer5747 Hatching

    Mar 21, 2007
    im getting alot of eggs that have thick gooey stuff around the shell thats really hard to wash off. is it the food that im giving them? also, some have spider web cracks on one end of them, are the laying eggs standing up or something?
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    The cracks could be from the way they are laying. The gooy stuff if you are collecting them like right after they are laid is the bloom that protects the egg from bacteria entering the shell and shouldn't be washed off. If it is on them after they have been in the nest for a while then check to see if you find any broken eggs as it could be someone is and egg eater or an egg is getting broken and the others are covered it the egg.

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