You get a bad egg now and then. This is one of the reasons we should crack each egg into a small bowl before adding it to a batch for cooking.
How old was the egg and how had it been stored?
I always suspected that the bad eggs I had from my in-town flock had been ones that started to be incubated before I collected them (Noodle, my more persistent broody, was an expert at hiding eggs while I was trying to collect them).
I can't be sure but it was possibly between 15-20 days old. As for how the egg was stored, we keep them in the hall in egg boxes (we live in the UK so we don't refrigerate them).
Ditto Dat!That's a pretty long time to store an egg. It probably had some imperfection in it that let bacteria in to grow. You're lucky it didn't explode and spread the yuck over all the other eggs.
I don't refrigerate mine either.As for how the egg was stored, we keep them in the hall in egg boxes (we live in the UK so we don't refrigerate them).
Did you find an answer?
I had one today, the same, and it absolutely stinks!
The kitchen needs a clean out!
The egg was fresh, only a couple of days old.