Is this pipping, or a disaster?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by frankenchick, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the eggs I have in the incubator has a hole in it, and there's a bead of gooey something coming out of it. I thought it might be the chick's beak or something, and maybe it was too dry, so I moistened it a bit. That's when I realized it wasn't exactly solid; the stuff is amber colored. There's also a strong "meaty" smell in the 'bator.

    I've just about had it with this hatch, but I'm not giving up until they do!
     
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Ick
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Rotten egg. Toss before it contaminates the rest.
     
  4. eggseroneous

    eggseroneous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. it's a stinker. Remove asap. [​IMG]
     
  5. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I decided to open the egg. I thought, "well, might as well learn something here." This is what I learned:
    NEVER CRACK A ROTTEN EGG!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am down to 2 in the 'bator. Thanks, everyone.
     
  6. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you do put it in a zip loc bag and seal it first. I had a tiny button quail egg I had concerns about when I cracked it open it smoked! So glad I used a bag [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Oh no!!! That is really gross. I hope your other 2 come out unscathed![​IMG]
     

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