What is on this egg???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SSCOP, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. SSCOP

    SSCOP New Egg

    Jun 22, 2011
    After lurking in the background for a while, I finally decided to join this forum and ask you guys for some help. [​IMG]

    After setting some eggs into the incubator last week, I had noticed that one of the eggs had a little speck of something on it... not thinking much of it and not wanting to disturb the eggs in the first week I just watched from a distance. However, It came time to candle my eggs today and the speck of whatever it is had spread on the egg - its like yellow - almost dried on yolk sort of look?? I candled the egg and its not fertile but I was just wondering if anyone knew what it could be?

    I've taken a few pics now I have taken it out of the bator:




    I know there not great pictures [​IMG] But was just wondering if anyone had any idea what it could be and if it could have affected any of the other eggs. The eggs in the bator surrounding it were all fertile with a little thing moving around so, so far they look okay. [​IMG]

    I was thinking I may crack the egg to get a better idea - but what if its dangerous?? [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!
  2. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    Do your nose a favor,[​IMG] Do NOT crack that egg! That is a stinkbomb just waiting to go off. Throw it FAR FAR away.
  3. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011

  4. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    It looks like one that I have!! I guess I'm going to have to learn how to candle now. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  5. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    oohh I TOTALLY agree.. [​IMG] I always hope I notice those specks BEFORE it gets too bad... oohh they are awful if they burst in your incubator.. my first experience could be detected on the outside of the front door as I was unlocking!! Not pleasant

  6. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    yeah baddddd EGG! rid it and others that look like it. now ou know for future instead of finding out the hard way like i did! [​IMG]

    BTW : [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    That egg is leaking, which normally means that it is not good and/or that the embryo has died already. The gases inside the egg are building up, which makes the yolk and white ooze out of the shell. If you don't remove it from the incubator, it could explode and the bacteria from inside the bad egg will then be all over the good eggs and the inside of your incubator.

    Take it out gently - do not shake - and put it in a bag of some sort and escort it outside.
  8. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    I am so glad you posted this topic/pictures. It forwarned me and so I went to take mine out. I went through all of the eggs. I just can't find it. Before now I could find it every time I went to turn the eggs. Were your yellow spots able to be scratched off? I was wondering if somehow mine fell off? I hope not as then I would have a secret stink bomb. [​IMG]
  9. PeppermintHen

    PeppermintHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2007
    San Antonio, TX
    OMG! I am so glad you posted these pictures. Im a newbe with hatching eggs in the mail. In my package I got two of those eggs, and though it was sweat. They have been in my incubator all this time. Well! I took them out and put them in a ziplock bag and they cracked with little effort a green brown gooo. YUCK! My lockdown just started so I did candling and all that and got rid of those two with orange looking glue. I would have never known if you didn't post this. Thanks !
  10. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    oh weeeeee be glaad you asked lol be very very glad and get rid of that stinker!!! [​IMG]

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