One of my eggs has a yellowish gunk on it...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lizp8, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. lizp8

    lizp8 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my eggs has a yellowish gunk of the outside of it. It's day 17 now. This is my first time hatching eggs. Does this mean the egg is bad and I should remove it from the incubator? I don't want to have any exploding eggs, I heard that is horrible. [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, that egg is weeping. That typically means it is a bad egg. Do you have an egg candler to check to be sure? It can be something as simple as a small flashlight held up to the egg. If there's a chick in there, you'll be able to see a dark area at day 17. If there's not a chick, the light will shine through it.
     
  3. lizp8

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    Ok. I will check it now. I just got a flashlight from another teacher. Thanks!
     
  4. lizp8

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    I held each of them over a flashlight with the help of another teacher. I have 11 eggs (had gotten 12 but one was lost in shipping) and I could see the light shine through and light up a couple of them, but the light did not shine through the rest, including the egg with the gunk on it. I don't want to get rid of it if there is a chick growing still, but I don't want it to explode either! I don't know what I should do. and should I get rid of the ones that the light shined through completely?
     
  5. ninabl

    ninabl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the light shined through at day 17 and you didnt see anything going on in there then it isnt going to hatch. i have a egg in my incubator due to hatch this weekened that also has a goo on it. i have ben candeling it from day 7 and its still alive.
     
  6. lizp8

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    Ok, that's good to hear. So, there is still hope for this one! I know the ones with light shining through aren't going to grow anything, I just don't know if I should go ahead and take them out now or just wait the couple of days that are left, but I guess taking them out now would make more sense? Thanks for the input. I'm hoping for a successful outcome and so are my students!
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

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    Even if the light shown through the one that is leaking, I would still take it out. It has probably died or is rotten. It will explode!
     
  8. lizp8

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    That's the thing, the light did not show through the one that is leaking...
     

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