Egg popped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClayRust, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. ClayRust

    ClayRust Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to egg incubating. I'm on day 9 and one of the eggs sort of exploded. What would cause this to happen?
     
  2. TimBaumann

    TimBaumann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. An egg exploding or popping is caused when it is rotten and incubated. While it rots gasses build up inside it and once the pressure gets too high inside the egg.....boom. So the egg that popped was probably bad. Here is another thread about the same sort of issue: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670261/exploding-eggs

    If the rotten egg got onto the other eggs they might be in danger.
    I've never experienced this so I don't have any experience I've just read about it.
    Good luck with your other eggs
     

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