Egg Problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ColoredFeathers, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. ColoredFeathers

    ColoredFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    So this is my first time incubating eggs and I am using a homemade incubator that so far works very well for me. I started off with 6 eggs from hens that family out of town owns. 2 of them turned out to be infertile. The 4 other eggs I candled a week or two ago and saw blood veins and signs of life. I candled them again a week later and it was still the same, but this week one of the eggs you could not see through it and it smelled bad so I tossed it. And again I have another one that I can't see any signs of life and it smells. But it's not all dark inside, I still think I see something(maybe). It also seems to be oozing brown stuff that smells. Before I toss this one I want to be sure that it is dead first, I would hate to toss a egg that still could hatch. I still have a feeling that it is dead.
    Please help!

    Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    when eggs start to develop they get harder and harder to see through until all you have is the air cell some time after day 16, I candle the pointed end on day 16 if there is any clear in that end I don't hold my breath that it will hatch but if I do try and hatch it I keep it in for longer.

    Now as far as your eggs. eggs should never leak or smell bad. so it was good you took them out of the bator.
     
  3. ColoredFeathers

    ColoredFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew that they get harder to see into. I was just worried around the way it smelled. Thank you for the help.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    OH YES! If it smells very carefully toss it. Oh gosh the smell of an exploded oozing egg will be nausiating for days if not weeks. If it stinks, toss.
     
  5. ColoredFeathers

    ColoredFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, will do. Thank you so much for telling me! And thank you for taking the time to reply [​IMG] I will be sure to toss it over the fence and into the woods, lol.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  7. ColoredFeathers

    ColoredFeathers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I hope the 2 left hatch and live.
     

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