Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by boofy, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. boofy

    boofy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've come across small dots of yellow matter on some of my hatching eggs, not sure what it is. Any ideas out there in chicken world
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are these eggs that you are incubating? I would wonder if they are weeping/seeping/sappy, people seem to call it different things. That usually means they are rotten or have a bacterial infection and the pressure is forcing the contents out of the egg... a lot of times they smell. The Hatching Eggs 101 article from the BYC Learning Center has pictures of sappy eggs about half way down the page. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. BantamFan4Life

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  6. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas, and best wishes with your hatchlings.
     
  7. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Get them ones out before they blow
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  8. boofy

    boofy Out Of The Brooder

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    You mentioned a smell but mine don't seem to be smelly , is it worth hanging on to them or is it a certain.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If they are actually leaking it is pretty certain they have a problem. Are you able to candle the eggs? How long have they been incubating? If you don't want to cull them, is there any way you can separate them away from the good eggs? As All Henned Up mentioned, if one of them does get to the point where it blows, you are going to have a big mess and probably contaminate the other eggs and the incubator.
     
  10. liz9910

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