Sap Like Substance coming from egg

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

  1. Equine_Angel

    Equine_Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am incubating a couple of eggs and I have noticed that one of the eggs is seeping amber coloured fluid from the shell. Is this a rotten egg? Should I be taking it out?
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, before it explodes and ruins your hatch
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Yep, and be VERY gentle with that egg. They explode sometimes. I take a small plastic bag, invert it over my hand, and use that to get it out and close the bag asap.
     
  4. Equine_Angel

    Equine_Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CRISIS DIVERTED!!!! Thanks for the quick response! It smelled horrible.

    Just an hour ago I had to help a chick out of an egg and now it is resting in the bator....imagine if that exploded??!!! PHEW!!

    THANKS for the help!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Good! [​IMG]
    And yeah, it's a smell you'll never forget. These days, when I incubate? I sniff the bator daily and I also inspect each egg for any leakage, using a flashlight to look through the window.

    Congratulations on the chick! [​IMG]
     
  6. Equine_Angel

    Equine_Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand and know the smell all to well. I had a broody hen that had two eggs explode underneath her. The whole barn WREAKED!!!!!! Thank goodness for pine bedding and DE!
     

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