Help! Liquid oozing out of egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    One of the chicks pipped hours ago and has been trying to steaily work its way out. Hasn't zipped yet, but as I was watching, browning/yellowish/orangy liquid glooped out of the hole. It had pipped higher up but the egg got moved while another was hatching so the hole is down towards the bottom (still zippable). Quite a bit of this liquid came out. What is it and should I worry?
     
  2. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The gloop sounds like left over yolk. I don't think you have to worry.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Oh good - I still see movement in there but not the beak sticking out anymore.

    After I typed the question, I went back down and found that another one had hatched. It too had alot of liquid and it doesn't look like the navel has closed completely. Maybe that's the case with the other.

    Thank you for replying -
     
  4. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. Just leave them in there till they dry out.
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I don't see any movement from the one inside the egg. The other, however, I didn't notice the gloop until I picked it up to move it to the brooder. I'm afraid for that one; it's not looking good [​IMG]
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    This is one reason that I use the carton method. No eggs moving all over the place because of the hatched chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I definitely understand now why that would be a good idea. Will try that next time for sure -
     

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