I have one egg that is changing colors....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ladybug99, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one egg in the incubator that is fading in color.. it went from a dark tan to almost a creamy white... is this something I should worry about??? When I candled them there was a chick inside....but now I am worried it may no longer be alive.. any suggestions on what to do???[​IMG]
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Never heard of it before. Can you candle again to check? If not, and nothing is smelling in the bator, I would just leave it alone, it is probably fine.
     
  3. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no smell.. I am going to candle it again and see....I am just afraid it is a big ball of bacteria [​IMG]
     
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I honestly think it would stink to the high heaven if it was a big ball of bacteria. [​IMG] I think it is probably fine since it is not cracked or weeping. [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I've never seen one fade in color, but I have seen them darken. Those that darken normally, but not always, are bad eggs.
     
  6. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled it and the chick is still there and has grown a bit....we will see
     
  7. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    sounds like your egg shell is drying out and that's why it's getting lighter.
     
  8. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hummm why would it only be one out of 29 eggs??? The humidity has been between 50 and 60 the entire time... is that to little??? the trays on the bottom of the incubator are full.. and the humidity level in the house is between 50 and 60 as well.....maybe where it is positioned???[​IMG]
     

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