Shells turning gray?

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

  1. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
    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 Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    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 Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Chandler, AZ
    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. :)

  5. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
    Thanks everyone I took them out! [​IMG]

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