Eggs sweating in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aalbury, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two out of 10 eggs in my incubator are sweating. They are at 20 days. Humidity is at 65%, temp 100F. Is that normal? Why only the 2 of them? Is this "weeping"? Do they need to be removed? They were both good at day 14 candling....
     
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Is there a color to it? This would be a perfect time to hatch-or explode! As long as you don't smell anything foul, or see yolk oozing, I'd leave them in there.
     
  3. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Color? One is green and one is brown...No difference except that they're kind of wet, no odor, and no yolk....The green was very difficult to see through during candling, but I was able to make out a lot of veins, and thought it looked good, but this is my first hatch! I've only ever bought already hatched chicks and chickens....

    PS - Thank you!
     
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  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think HappyMtn meant is there any color to the moisture that is weeping on the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah! No, no color to the sweat...
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    [​IMG] Oh- for a second there I thought you meant they were sweating green & brown! Eeeek! Hope you get some fuzzy butts soon!!!!!
     
  7. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    phew...I'm a little relieved, though I still think it odd! Thanks!
     
  8. thumper29a

    thumper29a Out Of The Brooder

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    i,m on day one and my egg is sweating (like blood) is this normal?
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately sweating eggs are a sign of bacterial infection and embryo death. If there are no signs of cracks or pips in the shell to explain regular fluids escaping, I would recommend removing the eggs asap. You have to protect the other eggs that are healthy, as the fluid will spread bacteria infection to good eggs, and destroy the embryos there as well.
     

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