Help! An egg exploded!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goat_Walker, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I went out becuase one of my goats was loose.
    smelt something bad, mama duck was off her nest, thought id take a look

    ants all over the eggs.

    I take it out ( she laid it in a feed bucket) and one of the eggs exploded i think

    other eggs were covered in yellow gunk and everything stank. I gently washed the bad egg off of y other eggs, dried them and placed them into the bucket after cleaning all th ahy out and putting fresh hay in.
    When I was transferring them, my stinky goats come over and the eggs were rocked a bit im afraid, will this upset them?

    The first egg was due any day now, but i doubt that.
    The last egg was laid on the 27th.

    Its all i thought to do, did i do right?

    My broody duck had 15 - 17 eggs, she was laying her feathers in there too.
    Did i do something wrong??
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you did OK guy. You could try candling the remaining eggs and tossing the ones that don't show anything developing... that way you won't have any more explosions (hopefully).
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    How did you wash the egg ???
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I took the tip of my shirt, dampened it, and gently rubbed the icky stuff off, then used the other side of my shirt to dry it.


    What could I have done better?

    And Im not sure about candling, mama doesnt get off the nest often since it is so close to hatching time, and i dont want to push her off.
    Plus the place i usually candle ( the barn) has a 6 ft snake hiding in it somwhere so it is off limits [​IMG]

    What does an egg look like on the inside when it is bad?
    I looked up a few things but i cant get any good pictures!
     
  5. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - that is a suprise...I am sorry that happened.

    Mr snake needs to go!!!!
     
  6. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bad duck eggs will usually have a blackish look to them.
     
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    All my eggs are either white ( very new ones) Or tinted with green. They dont really have a black look to them. Last time i candled them I had a few ( the older eggs) that looked black on the inside. I posted a thread about it and they said to leave them in there that a duck was developing. Im not sure what the bad one looked lie on the inside [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, all you can do is wait I guess! Can't wait to hear how all this turns out.
     
  9. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    i will< uggghh< my keys are messing up< sorry everyone> well anywho< mama has not gotten off the nest while i have been outside< im guessing she does that when im not home> but as soon as she gets her rump up< ill take a look and see if i find a surprise inside!
     
  10. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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