yellowish-greenish area in day 17 egg - ruptured yolk?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by patandchickens, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I still have 4 mutt white eggs going. Today is day 17. At least 3 of the 4 were moving when candled 3 days ago, but none were moving this morning, and one of them (one that was DEFINITELY moving before) now has a large weird greeny-yellowy area with fairly sharp boundaries.

    I have a bad feeling about this -- is this what happens if a yolk sack ruptures late in development, or something? It is really distinctly different from the others.

    Of course there is nothing I can *do* about any of it, but though I'd ask to try to find out more about what I'm seeing.


    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009

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