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Something strange on the egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cristen8098, May 12, 2008.

  1. Cristen8098

    Cristen8098 New Egg

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    Hello. I am hatching some chicken eggs in my classroom. Today is day 6 of incubation. I noticed today that one of the eggs has someting strange on the shell. It looks like spores or something. There are three patches of it on the egg. Each patch is made up of a bunch of little spheres. I've never seen this happen before. Does anybody have any idea what this could be? Should I remove the egg from the incubator? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. I never tried getting eggs to hatch. But good luck with the eggs. I hope they hatch!
     
  3. chickychee

    chickychee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they white? They could just be calcium deposits and they aren't anything to worry about, at least I haven't.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get pictures of it do so. I have no clue. Does it look like something fungal like? Do you know how to candle eggs to see if its still alive?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Is the egg seeping? What color is it?
     
  6. Cristen8098

    Cristen8098 New Egg

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    The spots are white. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe it's just calcium deposits on the egg. Usually if they're seeping it's an amber color.
     

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