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Sticky liquid coming out of hatching egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kelar, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. kelar

    kelar Songster

    May 22, 2010
    This is a new one on me so if anyone has seen this before, please post. I was helping a silkie chick hatch this eve. and where I helped pip the shell a bit, it started leaking a sticky liquid out of the egg - the consistency of runny syrup, sticky, & kind of golden in color. The chick is about half way out and back in the incubator, but really wondering what the heck this stuff is. Chick is peeping and seems ok otherwise. anyone??
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    ...not a clue... anyone? [​IMG]
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Sometimes there is excess white left over and this occurs. I had one do it last night. I've only seen it a few times in several hundred hatches, but it seems to be irrelevant to the hatched chick.
  4. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    I had this happen once - except that it was completely wrapped around the hatching chick. It was like semi-dried rubber cement. I had to "roll" it off of the chick. Otherwise, chick seemed okay, but he never fluffed up like the other ones did.
  5. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    When I use my GQFs and the humidity is to high I have noticed the goo on many eggs/babies hatched.
  6. kelar

    kelar Songster

    May 22, 2010
    Thanks to those who posted and an update. The chick still had some active blood vessels last night so I put it back in the incubator with the goo leaking side down and the chick's head exposed. This morning, the chick was still in the same position & that sticky stuff had dried around a lot of its upper body, plus it was stuck to the rubber matting in the incubator. I cut the egg off the matting & had to get the chick the rest of the way out under the faucet using warm water and a q-tip to unstick the goo. Poor little bugger had its wings stuck to the sides of its face, but otherwise seemed ok. It is now back in the incubator minus the goo and seems to be doing fine. I was afraid it might be a bacterial infection of some sort, but as others have noted, it was excess albumen (white) left over from the egg & seemed to do the chick no harm although it might have drowned it if I had not intervened. Seems like every hatch has something new [​IMG]
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Hope he continues to do well!
  8. laura29532

    laura29532 Chirping

    Jul 18, 2016
    I ordered eggs online, they were delayed at the post office. They should have arrived Friday the 24th, they arrived Monday the 27th..I done my usual with shipped eggs, I let them come to room temp approx 72-74° over night( 18-20 hrs. I candles and put them into the incubator.temp stays 100.2 with 38% humidity..still air unit with Turner.started incubating on the evening of the 28th..today checking temp and eggs I noticed a white creamy liquid on two eggs that were cracked pretty good(looks like they blew up) liquid was all over them and egg around them..what causes this, never had this happen..I have three incubators, two I had running for my own eggs to hatch and the shipped ordered eggs..after checking the second incubator, I took the clean eggs and put them in, I was able to wipe off a couple eggs and put them in too..all is good with the rest of the eggs,I'm cleaning and disinfecting the messy incubator before using again..why did these eggs crack and ooze...anything I should have been doing to avoid this in the future.? I really would like to know why so it doesn't happen ever again..:(

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