egg exploded in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, May 20, 2011.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Well, it finally happened.................I had an egg is hatch day.
    What on earth could cause this........It blew all over.....
    I could not see through the eggs when I tried to candle.they are EE'S and very dark.
    I had checked every egg at lockdown, did not see any cracks or have any indication during lockdown that
    there was a problem with the egg...........
    What causes this to happen?.Old eggs? unfertile egg?
    Should I pull out the eggs that are not dirty
    i have another incubator on lockdown for a hatch today??Grrrrrrrrrrr
    Or just hope that maybe a few might make it.....but then the chicks may get goo on them.........
    Any help appreciated.
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Guess I should have added help to heading.................
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Quote:you can edit the heading...just click edit to the original post.

    also I had one explode the last hatch too. ewww. I wouldn't incubate dirty eggs. I think that is what caused the bacteria in mine. hope someone else helps.
  4. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    that sucks! I wish I could help, but I don't know the answer....
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Generally, it's caused by bacteria. Eggs can be contaminated by many things.

    Some ways to prevent exploders ~

    - Always wash hands before handling eggs
    - Only incubate clean eggs, and throw out dirty eggs.
    - If an egg must be washed, use clean tools
    - Do not incubate eggs found on the floor of the run/coop
    - Remove 'quiter eggs' or dead eggs as soon as they are found

    I would wipe the junk off of the eggs before it dries. I put my eggs on a

    paper towel, then set them on a heating pad until I got my incubator running,

    and they did fine. Take the incubator out and sterilize it. Dry it, hook it back up,

    & get the temp. and humidity where you need it to be, and add the eggs back.

    Sorry this happened! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  6. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Quote:oh man, that sucks! I have Black Copper Maran eggs and EE eggs in my incubator and tomorrow is hatch day [​IMG] So sorry for you!
  7. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2011
    This is my worst fear:( Sorry it happened to you!

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