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Egg Exploded in the incubator....will this cause a problem??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cstacatto, May 11, 2009.

  1. cstacatto

    cstacatto Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, not the first time im incubating, but im definitely still new at this. We have 3 Hova Bators running at max capacity and a 4th as the hatcher. Currently we have 1 of the incubators full of Peafowl and guineafowl eggs mixed together (I know they hatch at different times, hence the 4th hatcher). Today i walked into the back room to the most putrid smell of cooking rot egg [​IMG] . I went to the bators, checked them and inside the one that reaked the most was a half cracked all over guinea egg. Now, i checked all the eggs when i placed them in the racks, no visible cracks, not even when i candled them the first day. Just wondering if this is going to spoil the rest of the hatch? Has this happened to anyone else? Hoping its not going to disrupt my 15 Peafowl eggs as they were a lil expensive. Thanks in advance for anyone's advice.


    OHHH btw, the eggs aren't due to hatch till the end of the month.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never had an egg explode before but I would get it clean out and sterilzed as fast as I could. Can you wipe off the eggs and put them in another bator until you can get the one cleaned up and running again. You won't know if it will hurt the rest of the eggs or not, so you might as well try and finish the hatching. What do you have to lose. Good Luck!
     
  3. cstacatto

    cstacatto Out Of The Brooder

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    sterilizing would be difficult, i have the 4th bator, but it would still be tricky, i could try it though, that will be my midnight project tonight. Like you said, what do i have to lose [​IMG]
     
  4. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one explode... I had a terrible time getting the eggs wiped off.. I wrapped them in paper towels and put them in the hatcher to stay warm while I cleaned the bator. The hatch was bad, but I got a few. The sooner you clean, the better.. I missed some and it was hard to get off later!

    Good luck!
     
  5. cstacatto

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    Luckily it didn't like BANG in there just kind of cracked and leaked a bit, so nothing got on the other eggs, just some yucky drippings on the racks. so we will see. [​IMG]
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    Just clean it up as best you can, since it didn't get on the other eggs they should be fine, there is a small chance the ones right around it may be affected but I expect they will be fine.
     

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