Shells turning gray?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by my1stchicks, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody muscovy who's been sitting for around 14 days now, some of the eggs have large spots that are turning gray. They look like if you were to put a greasy bag on paper then take it off that kind of look. Are those ones going bad? I candled but can't really tell if the babies are alive or not, I'm really bad at it. Didn't see any veins. Want to make sure I don't throw them out if ok.
    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Those usually are rotten eggs. did you try smelling them? I sometimes have to go pick out the gray eggs from the broody nests too.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    yep rotten, get those out before the burst and ruin the nest, candle to be sure but near 100% possitive they are bad
     
  4. ChickaChickaBoomBoom

    ChickaChickaBoomBoom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one gray one we had was almost double in size to the other eggs. I made the mistake of "cracking" it open after all the others hatched. Trust me, you DO NOT want to repeat my mistake. I can still smell it as if it was yesterday. Actually, it was just last week, but I digress. :)

    -Dave
     
  5. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone I took them out! [​IMG]
     

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