Questions about incubating and what happens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mac&cheese, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Mac&cheese

    Mac&cheese Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I didn't really know what the title should be to this question but I bought some chicken eggs recently off of ebay, and I got a white aracauna egg and a couple of weeks after I got them it started growing little brown things on it. I have since gotten rid of the egg, but I was just wondering if anyone knew what it was.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    When you say growing little brown things, do you mean on the shell or inside the egg? Did you candle the egg?
     
  3. Mac&cheese

    Mac&cheese Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I should have been more clear, lol it was on the shell. I didn't candle it I just wanted to get rid of it incase it was going to infect the other eggs.
     
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Oh, well I am not sure what could be growing on the shell, unless it was a bacteria, and if so, then you did good to get rid of it. Maybe someone with more knowledge than me about these things can answer, since I myself am a newbie to incubating!
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have had some bad eggs in my bator, and if left there long enough, they do start to get discoloration, or spots even, on the shells.
     

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