Bad Eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Diamondgurl320, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Diamondgurl320

    Diamondgurl320 Hatching

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    I found a nest of about four eggs, left alone, My neighbor came over, insisted that we gather the eggs, we place them into a brown bag, but within five minutes, some exploded and the scent was nasty!, it seem to stay with me for hours afterwards. What went wrong? and why the smell?
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    They didn't develop and spoiled/rotted.
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Eww bummer!
    How long had the eggs been there?
    Where were they, in your coop nests?
    How hot is it where you live?
     
  4. Diamondgurl320

    Diamondgurl320 Hatching

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    Hello, We live in San Antonio TX, I don't know how long the eggs had been there, we have a large yard and there are chickens and roosters everywhere, the chicken move from yard to yard and nobody bothers them, we have generations of them, we live in the city limits but code compliance doesn't bother us and all neighbors have been here for generations, so no one complaints, we are just use to them doing their own thing, the roosters wake us up everyday! I Love It.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Well, if you free range hens and they lay all over the place then that's probably what "went wrong"....and could well happen again.
     
  6. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    The eggs had probably been there for months. One of my hens got out of the fence, laid one egg, and came back into the pen. She assembled a clutch of twelve before i was moving the fence and found them. Luckily, they weren't rotten, but i didn't know how long they'd been there and i chucked them over the creek. Welcome to BYC!
     

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