Eggs fell out of incubator. How to tell not viable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Donna Jeanne, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Donna Jeanne

    Donna Jeanne Songster

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    Hi. Yesterday, on day seven of incubating my duck eggs in my Brinsea Octagon 40, the autoturner broke which caused my eggs to fall out. The bottom of the incubator and trays fell to the ground. The top fell upside down on the counter and the eggs fell out on top of the fans. I put them back in and it tipped back over upside down so I stopped using the autoturner. I candled the eggs today and didn’t see any death rings, but half have a strange occurrence on one side where it the egg isn’t sticking inside so looks like and oval that doesn’t touch. Are these still viable? I’m thinking not, but wanted to ask before removing. I attached a picture of both sides of one egg for an example. Thank you.
     

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  2. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    Number two is what a dead egg looks like.
     
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  3. Donna Jeanne

    Donna Jeanne Songster

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    Thanks. Those two pictures are of the same egg so it’s a dead egg? About half of my eggs look like this (still fine on one side but detached on the other) so wanted to ask before I remove them. Thanks.
     
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  4. Chickenupho

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    I still see an embryo in the first pic. I would say don’t throw them away yet. Wait a few more days, if it starts to smell a bit, throw them out.
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    x2. Still looks viable.
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    3x Give them at least another week or smell or sweat. Candle & check out the progress. Keep us posted :fl
     
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  7. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    Any cracks can be painted over with clear nail polish, if you notice them. Worked for me and the chick survived!
     
  8. Fishkeeper

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    Nail polish smells really strong, I wouldn't be inclined to use it. If you feel the need to cover a crack, use superglue, it's body-safe. Just the tiniest, tiniest bit, though.
     
  9. Donna Jeanne

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    Thanks. I’ll wait and candle again in a few days. I had one with a cracked shell so dripped wax on it because I couldn’t think of anything else. Should I try superglue instead?
     
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  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    You did the right thing, wax
     

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