Are thees eggs rotten

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lisa lisk, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. lisa lisk

    lisa lisk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Greenfield Iawo
    I got eggs in from the post office this morning. I thought that they were fine. After letting them sit out in the kitchen for a few hours I but them in the incubator. I felt movement So I shock 1 egg gently and the inside moved as if it was rotten. Others moved as well. I am very upset, theese were not cheap eggs!
    I would say that some of thees eggs are rotten. Am I right? Should I not put the questionable eggs in the battor?
  2. If u can feel or hear it, They either have rotted, The Air cell detached or the yolk split open! So sorry! hope you get a refund or the eggs are ok!
  3. nitngl

    nitngl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2012
    Did you candle them with a good flashlight? Is this the first time you have attempted to incubate eggs?
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    You should never shake shipped eggs (or any eggs your plan to incubate). More than likely they had a bad time in shipping and became slush. Shipped eggs are very delicate and sometimes even if things do become detached you can sometimes still get chicks from them. If you shake them you have really lost all chance of them hatching.
  5. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2012
    roxboro nc
    Sit out a few hours is a little to short of a time for them to settle. I would also asked have you hatched eggs before and read the thread on shipped eggs.
  6. lisa lisk

    lisa lisk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Greenfield Iawo
    Thanks to all of you. i found some instructions on detached eggs. And I am folowing them. But I think that thees eggs are rotton. I have been raising chickens for more than 20 years. I have bought eggs through the mail and have never had a problem. It is realy upsetting this is my second batch to loos this year because of something that someone els did. But that is the way the ball bounses. If I get 1 hen out of thees eggs I will be happy!! Sorry I cant spell live with it haha
    I hope all of you are having happy hatchings.

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