Egg exploded in bator on eggs and hatched chicks.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by froggie71, May 12, 2010.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Ugh. Threw some eggs in the bator that were under a broody into the bator with other eggs. Some eggs were pipped and I didn't candle the rest as I should have. 3 have hatched and 2 more pipped. Had left the hatched babies in bator to dry and fluff and had to run out today. Was hoping to introduce these babies to momma hen tonight. When DH and I returned and checked the bator....P U! [​IMG] Didn't see any kind of weeping from this egg or anything. Those poor eggs and babies were covered in green nastiness. I had to clean the babies off and blow dry them. They still stink though. Kind of like skunk spray. It just won't go away. Hard to get the smell off my hands too and I've finally resorted to soft scrub with bleach. Was afraid to try to introduce them to momma now and they are inside under a heat lamp. Anyone have any suggestions on getting rid of smell. Especially on the babies. Also would still like momma to take these babies back, is there any hope?
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Chickens have no sense of smell, so stinky chicks shouldn't be a problem.
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    That's good to hear. I definitely will try introducing them tomorrow then. I'm just glad it didn't happen when it was still under momma. That would have been really nasty.
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    [​IMG] Momma took back the 3 that got exploded upon as well as another that hatched after the mess. She just went from 5 to 9 chicks. Such a good momma.
  5. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Oh gross, this is my worst fear. I hope your stink fades soon. [​IMG]
  6. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I never candled my eggs last year and had quite a few blow up during incubation. The smell is hard to get rid of. Glad to hear your chicks were fine!
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Washing your hands with toothpaste helps to get a lot of bad smells off of them.
  8. Tamrajh

    Tamrajh Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    West Haven
    Why do they blow up? I've never incubated eggs before but have been thinking about it.
  9. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:Because they are bad (either never started developing or quit developing) and the gasses cause the egg to ooze or explode!
  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    How do you know if it is a developing egg vs a bad egg?

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