Egg smellers?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Ok, I have read some people smell their eggs to see if they are any good. I have a poopy egg that smells a little different. I'm not sure if it is the blood that a chick with a rough naval got on it or if it is just bad. I am on day 16 minimum (not sure of date laid). any ideas? I tried candling but I'm just not sure, I can't see much, it looks full, but what would a rotten one look like?
    Krista
     
  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Rotten eggs SMELL, no guessing about it. If the egg is dark except at the top where the air cell is, I would leave it under the broody or in the incubator for a few more days.
     

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