Bad egg??

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by angsaidso, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. angsaidso

    angsaidso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that, on occasion, there are chicken and duck eggs that start to be stinky and are still good. But I have one emu egg that is smelling pretty bad ... does it mean it is definitely no good? I hate to throw it out if it might still be good. :-/ This is my very first try at emu eggs and I am traumatized over this egg. :-( Suggestions? And yes, it definitely smells bad.

    Thanks! Ang
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i would pull it.. when an emu egg STINKS (rotten egg smell) it's a bad egg.
     
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  3. angsaidso

    angsaidso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pulled it, took it outside and cracked it. Cleaned it well, and now I have a nice half shell and the pieces to make a hatching dragon ... or maybe I'll felt a hatching emu! :) Thanks for your advice. I am excited to see the rest of these hatch! :) Ang
     
  4. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    what did it look like on the inside?
     
  5. angsaidso

    angsaidso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wasn't fertile. Just rotten slimy yolk and very stinky. :-(
     
  6. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    eew!
     
  7. angsaidso

    angsaidso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, at least I wasn't traumatized by a dead chick .... :)
     
  8. ES Emus

    ES Emus Chillin' With My Peeps

    if you don't have any hatching successes, look me up the next time you are down this way, I might have some extra chicks running around by then...
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013

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