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

ZooMummzy

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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.....

 

tinychicky

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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.
 

ZooMummzy

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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???
 

cluckcluck42

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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.
 

HBuehler

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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
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.
 

ZooMummzy

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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.
 

ZooMummzy

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Quote:I'm glad to hear there are others who break the laws of lockdown too
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.
 

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