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What would cause an egg to explode?

post #1 of 12
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I have a bunch of eggs in the incubator, they've been there for 2 weeks now. I went to turn them and one of the eggs exploded!  What an awful smell.  It looked like it had developed partially.  What would cause such an awful thing?

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post #2 of 12

Old eggs will do that
You can only store them so long before they ruin thats usually what causes that in my experience

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post #3 of 12

rotten eggs do that. the gases from it build and build and the eggs explode

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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

How long can you keep them before putting them in the incubator and at what temperature?

Donna, stay at home single mom, artist by trade,  2 kids, 5 dogs, 5 1/2 cats, 8 rabbits, 4 goats, and too many chickens to list, cuckoo marans, 1 dominecker, 1 barred rock, partridge rocks, 1 gold hamburg,  beautiful mixes,  banties, 1 speckled sussex buff cross, silver laced wyndottes, redstars, black stars, black austrolops,  buff orph's & 2 adorable silkies!
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Donna, stay at home single mom, artist by trade,  2 kids, 5 dogs, 5 1/2 cats, 8 rabbits, 4 goats, and too many chickens to list, cuckoo marans, 1 dominecker, 1 barred rock, partridge rocks, 1 gold hamburg,  beautiful mixes,  banties, 1 speckled sussex buff cross, silver laced wyndottes, redstars, black stars, black austrolops,  buff orph's & 2 adorable silkies!
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post #5 of 12

Alos, was it cracked or damaged in any way? That will let the bacteria in and you have just cooked the egg to ultimate grossness

post #6 of 12

I actually keep mine on in egg cartons at or below 70 degrees  for no more than 7 days but know people who keep them longer in controled cooler enviroment that stay good for 2 weeks

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post #7 of 12

I've let mine sit on the counter for over 3 weeks with no issues. But, I put in a bunch just last week that were no more than 3 days old and I got a rotten one by day 10. It's bacteria entering the egg and developing until it weeps then explodes.

post #8 of 12

It's when the bacteria gets into them.  I just had 3 unfertilized eggs that were in the incubator till lockdown and nothing happened, so it doens't happen all the time.

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post #9 of 12
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The egg was less than a week old, but it was one that felt gritty to the touch.  I guess I won't put any of them in the incubator again.  Will it exploding affect the other eggs?

Donna, stay at home single mom, artist by trade,  2 kids, 5 dogs, 5 1/2 cats, 8 rabbits, 4 goats, and too many chickens to list, cuckoo marans, 1 dominecker, 1 barred rock, partridge rocks, 1 gold hamburg,  beautiful mixes,  banties, 1 speckled sussex buff cross, silver laced wyndottes, redstars, black stars, black austrolops,  buff orph's & 2 adorable silkies!
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post #10 of 12

It might if you left it in there too long

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