Bought eggs, one exploded after 5 days???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonys_shadow, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. ebonys_shadow

    ebonys_shadow In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2008
    I bought Goose Eggs on ebay. We have a Pomeranian Goose & I haven't been able to find her a mate so decided to hatch her one. We raise birds so know how to incubate. I also sell eggs on ebay & assumed others were honest also. My eggs are never over 6 days old when sent out.
    The Goose eggs weren't cheap. Well, this morning 1 out of the 6 exploded in our incubator. It got on many of the bob white eggs I am hatching for someone else. It also got all over a baby chick that we hatched. The chick was 50% covered... I washed it in warm water & put her back in the incubator, hope she'll be ok... It mostly ooozed out so could of been allot worst. The egg was slightly rotten. It shouldn't of been rotten after just 5 days in the incubator unless they sent me old eggs... Am I correct? I'm irritated this happened but don't want tell the seller they sent me old eggs in the case that I'm wrong...

    Thank You,

  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Sounds like they sent a VERY old egg!!! HOW FRUSTRATING!!! Were you able to clean out the incubator? I'd be worried about contaminating the other eggs as they are porous! Also, I would get the chick out of there and into a brooder pen of some sort. I'd be worried it would contaminate the you have more chicks due to hatch now? Yikes!!! What a mess!!! I would also contact that seller!!! [​IMG]
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Well, if you're going to count it as a loss... you might as well attempt to clean the eggs off quickly and clean the bator and at least give them a shot.
  4. You are correct that was an old egg - they don't pop after 5 days- I would contact the seller ASAP and see what they say. Have you candled the other eggs?

    Steve in NC
  5. ebonys_shadow

    ebonys_shadow In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2008
    Thank You [​IMG]
    I would of hated to point a finger at the seller saying they sent me an old egg if I was in the wrong...
    The chick is one we helped out of the shell, the last one to hatch out of the batch. It's hard to say if the chick will make it anyways but that didn't help much...
    I cleaned the incubator out the best I could. Also washed the eggs with vinegar (my favorite cleaner!). I hope they'll be ok...
    I'm going to contact her now.

    Thank You for your help! [​IMG]

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