Can your nose smell a bad egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginbart, May 29, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I'm on day 18 today. [​IMG] but I have a bad smell.

    When I take the eggs out of the turner tonight will I be able to smell which egg is bad?


    Maybe it's just the bator that smells bad because I don't know what a bad egg smells like. [​IMG]
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    When you smell each egg, you will know the bad one for sure. It smells like a rotten egg. ewww. You could also do a finally candling before moving them to the hatcher to make sure you only have good eggs in the hatcher to eliminate risk of contamination. Good luck with your hatch.

  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Thanks, I can't find my flashlight. I think my 7 yr old son took it. I'm going to buy a better one today so I can candle them. They are blue eggs and it was hard to see through them at 7 days when I had my light. .
  4. Ron

    Ron Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    The bad ones often leak a very nasty fluid also. That's a SURE way to know they are bad! That's happened to me with current hatch in the incubator.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Good luck! I couldn't see into my EE egg to save my life. You should definitely be able to smell the rotten one.
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Well I was able to smell the rotten one. Out of 12 EE eggs 3 were still clear and ONE was rotten. I carryed it so carefully to the garbage. I got the new flashlight with 80 L. I still could not see through the eggs but I could see the air cell but everything else was dark. Good luck everyone. Three more days to go. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Good luck! [​IMG]
  8. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    When I had my last batch in the bator, they smelled as the heat wasn't steady and they couldn't form fast enough for the hatch date...ewwww, it was horrible. I had to "dispose" of the unhatched chicks. Last time I hatch, destroyed the bator so no one else could use it! Good luck, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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