What's in the egg w/the chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While candling one of my chicken eggs, I noticed one of my developing chicks was growing on one side of the egg like normal while on the opposite side there were 2 dime sized black blobs. Anyone know what it could be or if it will kill the chick? They were like black jelly, not just black spots on shell...thanks!
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Bacteria growing in the egg shows up as black blobs. If it is bacteria yes it will kill the chick.
     
  3. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea what would cause bacteria to grow in an egg where a live chick is developing?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Dirty eggs, porous eggs, a incubator that has bacteria growing in it can transfer it to the eggs.....I'm sure there are other things too.
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reply!
     

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