egg stuck in auto turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stevenson, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, earlier tonight I started candling some eggs and had one that was stuck to the auto turner. I tried to get it out, but apparently it was stuck tight and it broke. I did the best I could to clean it and remove any remaining egg. After the temperature got back up, I finished candling and found another egg that is stuck. Do you all have recommendations for how to get it off of the auto turner without breaking another egg...or should i just let it stay there until the hatch?
     
  2. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw, I am on day 7
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh dear, you had a weeper. I would get the other egg affected out immediately, as IMHO it has no chance to hatch. The weeper spread bacteria, I do believe.
     
  4. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, it's a nasty egg get rid of it soon!
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I'd say take it out. It might burst and infect your entire clutch with bacteria.[​IMG]
     
  6. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok....so how do I get it out....and when it breaks (i am assuming it will like the others) how do I clean things up satisfactorily?
     
  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I'd take a little spray bottle and spray the egg stuck... Let it soak, then try. Don't pull too hard and break the nasty booger though.
     
  8. Stevenson

    Stevenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got it out! A part of the outer shell came off, but the membrane stayed intact, so there was no mess. Thank you all for the help.
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:awesome! Good for you! Sad to have to get rid of them, but like the others have stated.. it was not good and would have messed with all your other eggs.
     

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