hatching cracked eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwainscott1, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. jwainscott1

    jwainscott1 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first hatch, so learning as I go, I have 2 eggs that cracked about a week ago, I sealed the cracks with unscented candle wax, today is day 19. Ariund midnight they both had a small amount of blood seep from the cracks. Is this a sign of internal pip? I also have a double yolk so worried about if and when to start helping that one. Do I pip the smaller end once the other pips?
     
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  3. beetandsteet

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    Are you sure that's blood? It could be rancid liquid seeping if the embryos are dead. I would check immediately, candle the eggs, and remove them if the embryos are dead. Those eggs could be about to explode.
     
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  6. jwainscott1

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    It didn't seep until around midnight, it looked like blood, kinda dry now
     
  7. jwainscott1

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    Wouldn't it smell if it were dead? I candled right before and they had chicks.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    Eggs shouldn't be "seeping" anything. I'd be inclined to think bacteria has invaded and you're going to have a mess. And no, they don't always smell.
     
  9. jwainscott1

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    I candled them, chicks seem ok, I am not sure what to do ugghh
     
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    Lost the two cracked ones, day 23 and no pips on the others
     

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