Do Eggs start to smell while incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jtotherow, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. jtotherow

    jtotherow Out Of The Brooder

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    As I went to turn them I noticed an odor. Does this mean they are dead or is this normal?
     
  2. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A strong odor is a sign that one or more eggs are rotten. You need to identify remove the rotten ones before they rupture.
     
  3. jtotherow

    jtotherow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks that is what I feared. Lost one but the other six do not have that odor and i see what looks like a embryo in them. Hopefully I will not lose anymore. We will be buying if so. But my husband now is saying what is the use of the rooster. Really! Thanks for answering me!
     

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