Help! Bad egg in bator

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by christelg, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. christelg

    christelg New Egg

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    So my muscovy eggs are hatching had our first one come out at 230 pm today but I'm a little worried about one egg that's in there... It's sort of black and looks like it has stuff oozing out around it. Can I take it open bator and take it out? Worried this egg has some bacteria is that okay for the babies to be breathing in? What should I do!?[​IMG]
     
  2. christelg

    christelg New Egg

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  3. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get it out of there. It might explode. Yuck. But others might not want to open the incubator.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Get the bad egg out. An exploding egg can cause a lot more problems than temporary decrease in humidity.
     
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Get the egg out carefully, maybe even cover it with a bag, just in case it explodes while you handle it. I lost several eggs when a quail egg blew up in my bator once.
     
  6. christelg

    christelg New Egg

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    Okay I'm gonna take it out! Thank you all :) here is our first baby[​IMG]
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  8. skittles1

    skittles1 Out Of The Brooder

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    for sure open incubator and get it out, i had one explode, i had to then open and remove all the good egss while i cleaned the incubator, (baked on rotten egg)
    this took about 10 minutes, i kept the eggs under a light while i was doing this. out of 18 eggs i had 5 that did not hatch, another that did not make it totally out of the egg. could have been for this brief time out of the humidity?? dont know.
    but i have not had any issues with a 20 second open and remove. that is if none are currently coming out.
     

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