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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:26 am 
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I have an egg in the incubator that seems to be oozing some goo out of it. I have never seen this before.

Can someone tell me why this might have happened. I candled them a few days ago and it seem to be developing as normal.

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Hi Shayne

If its a yellowish jelly or crystalline sort of ooze its because the egg has become infected and is developing pressure inside the egg due to the formation of CO2 and as result of bacterial metabolism. It forces material to ooze through pores in the shell.

Throw the egg away - ultimately it will continue to ferment until it explodes. It probably already has a putrid smel or will very soon.

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Bacteria has happened. Take it out carefully and dispose of it.

These things happen. Maybe some bacteria entered the egg through the shell, or a minute crack. In any case, it's no good.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:42 am 
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Shayne..... Seriously..... You need a bomb technician to handle it..! Those things can go POP and throw contents everywhere....

I'd ask Brad to do it.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: oozing egg
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:45 am 
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Thanks. That is what it looks like and yes it now smells. I just sent Brad in to get rid of it. Thankfully no explosion.

Cheers for getting back to me so quickly.

Shayne

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 Post subject: Re: oozing egg
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:07 am 
Egg now in the bin :thumbs:
Thanks for the advice everyone- we have a few trays of barnies, wyandottes, marans and 36 silver grey dorking eggs in there so it would have been terrible to lose the lot to one dodgey egg. :roll:


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sooooo lucky you got that one in time eh! I had one 2 years ago explode and I still have the smell foremost in my mind..... excuse me, I must go gag .... :bolt:

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 Post subject: Re: oozing egg
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:10 pm 
Its a real coincidence that i replied to someone the other day who had an egg explode in their 'bator, agreeing they should clean it out asap, and that i've only seen older rotten eggs explode.... now i've learned that even fresh eggs can too, if they have a crack and allow bacteria to breed :roll:
I accept and appreciate all advice which i believe is credible and learn new things every day... my apprentices have even teach me things at times!
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