Roten Egg!! HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lovin'mychicks, May 13, 2009.

  1. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning I opened the bator to give my chicken and duck eggs a turn as usual. It was day 17 for the duck eggs. My father-in-law gave them to me from his pond. We were unsure if they were good but on day 6 I saw good vains in each one.

    This morning when I opened the bator the worst smell ever came pouring out! I noticed that one egg was leaking what looked like foam! The smell woke my kids up! I quickly disposed of the egg which looked almost black from the inside. The others look Okay.

    From the beginning I knew they may not hatch, but I have 18 chicken eggs due to hatch Friday. Will they be okay in there???
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll probably be okay, but you might want to do a good candling on all those duck eggs.
    Are they from domestic ducks? I hope so, b/c I think it's illegal to take wild eggs in almost every state.
     
  3. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are ducks we bought and raised on our family pond. They are Rouen ducks we purchased at the feed store last spring.

    When I candled this morning, all the others showed a good air sac and I could see movement and what looked like a foot but for me they are harder to see through than my chicken eggs (even though the shell is lighter)

    What else should I look for??
     

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