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'Splodey eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Highland Moongazer, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had some eggs, on day 3, explode... is that normal? How old does an egg usually take to get to that point?

    I have a feeling I got some seriously tainted/old eggs, as they also caused a black mold on the bottom of the incubator (explosions and mold were overnight).
     
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what the specific cause is here, but definitely SOMETHING is wrong... Where did you get the eggs from? Where did you get the incubator from? Have you double-checked the controls (temp and humidity)?

    I'd guess that a "Splodey" egg is at LEAST 2 weeks old in an un-refrigerated environment.

    Overnight mold is a sign of some serious humidity issues, and an incubator that was not clean to start with.
     
  3. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity had been ~35-40% until I found them this morning. Incubator had been soaked in bleach water for a full 24 hours, then dried (I had a bad hatch from this person before, so I thought I'd had some bacteria in my bator so I super soaked it... doesn't seem to be the case, though).

    Eggs came from a popular seller on eBay, two thermometers/hygrometers, 5th run for the incubator and no other problems I've had except for the eggs from this seller.
     
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  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an egg that was weeping this time. I would expect it to weep or smell before it exploded!!
     

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