Shipped half incubated and formed egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whitewinterwolf, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    So...What are the chances of a partly formed chick, that was shipped from CA to MA in an egg, surviving and finishing hatching?

    I bought a dozen eggs and got them the other day, let them sit in the incubator without turning them for 12 hours before I turned anything on, and then today I had the bright idea to candle them and see how the air sacks were doing.
    No activity as I expected, one loose air sack out of 14 so I was happy...then I came across this egg that appears to have a partly, or almost fully formed chick inside it?????
    The shell is completely back when I candle it...
    I don't see any movement apart from when I turned the shell and watched it slowly slide a little to the side, which I dont think is normal >.>

    Should I leave it and see what happens? or crack it open to see whats going on?
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Never mind, it was a rotten egg...[​IMG]

    ...[​IMG]
     
  3. GulfStar

    GulfStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hate that when it happens, it's all aprt of the game.
     
  4. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Game?
    Oh you mean the hatching game! Ok. Right?
    Yes, yes it is.
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    [​IMG] yuckkkk! Just be glad that it didn't "pop" on you!
     
  6. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, you have to watch for that. When rotten eggs get back they appear completely dark as if they were a fully formed chick, I made the same mistake on my second hatch.
     

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