1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Help! Egg in lockdown - brown/yellow liquid drops coming out!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZooMummzy, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Looked in on the Serama eggs I put into lock down yesterday and noticed that one of them has 2 drops - with a 3rd forming - of brown/yellow liquid on the shell. The egg looked fine when I put it in yesterday afternoon and everything has been running smooth and stable in the hatcher. I do not see any pips on the egg.

    What do I do? What could be wrong? Do I leave it and risk it breaking? Will that ruin my hatch? Do I risk opening the incubator to remove it? If so, do I toss it or what? Sorry, just at a loss for this and can't find anything online to help. This is a photo of the egg.....

    [​IMG]
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,623
    30
    181
    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    is it dripping fromt he top of the incubator? if it is, it's probably harmless- i'd just leave it. if it's comeing from the eggs, then you probably have a ruined hatch, but again, just leave it and see what happens. it's better not to open the incubator.
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:No, it is coming from the egg - at least that is how it appears. I can't really tell without removing the lid and I don't want to do that if I don't have to. By ruined hatch do you mean the whole lot or just this egg???
     
  4. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    That's weird.. are you sure it's not coming from the top of the bator?? I would probably take it out. Can you put a blanket over the bator and yourself and remove it? keep the heat/humidity in as much as you can that way. If it's oozing brown stuff that cant be good.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    If it's the egg your better off removing it.We open our bators in lockdown and never have any problems..actually I don't follow any lockdown rules and have 100% hatches..
    If it explodes the mess you will have [​IMG] as well as really risking the other eggs.Just make sure it's not dripping off the top of the bator--which would be very high humidity and the color would mean you have a very dirty bator if nothing has hatched yet to make dirty water. Can you smell stinking eggs if you stick your nose real close or jar it for just a split second..it's all it would take.I really suspect the egg is bad.
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    No I'm not really sure without removing the lid, but I think there would be other drops on the paper towels and eggs in the same area if it were? I could cover the bator if I need to remove it. I've never encountered this before.
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    2,405
    15
    193
    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I agree. It looks like a bad egg. I would take it out right away.
     
  8. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    Quebec
    I see some brown marks on the right (our right) of the egg. Anyone else see it??
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:I'm glad to hear there are others who break the laws of lockdown too [​IMG] It has never effected my hatches either. I will check the bator top by opening one of the windows first. The incubator was cleaned from the last hatch and all the water in the channels is clean. I tried to see if I could smell something but there was nothing.
     
  10. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:Those are from the egg right next to it. It had some residue on it that is coming off onto the paper towel.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by