is this normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stargazingmommy, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it zipped the long way on the egg

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  2. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't look like zipping, it looks like a crack!
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    That looks more like a cracked egg or one about to explode [​IMG] rather than one that is zipping. Hope that I am wrong.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I haven't seen that one before.
     
  5. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i brought it in the house, and this is what I found on the other side.
    It's still moving a little
    it doesnt seem normal to me but this is first time

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  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks bad. I am thinking there is something rotten in that egg. The last picture makes the inside of the egg, and the shell membrane look yellow.
     
  7. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the first couple of pips and the pressure inside caused a crack to grow.
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  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had eggs that pip, and a day later do not hatch, and when I do the Eggtopsy they smell rotten. When did this egg pip? I can't explain the yellow. I have never hatched an egg that looked like this.
     
  9. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    It looks fine to me. Let it be. Get it back w/ humidity or it will shrink wrap and die.
     
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  10. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 hours ago it was all intact and looked good, was still moving.
    I just opened the shell more, and there's maybe a few little twitches.
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