eggtopsy......rotten egg??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spish, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. spish

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    ive read stories about exploding eggs and even thought id come across one (last hatch one egg was 'hissing' and oozing so i threw it out, it was full of putrid runny yellow/brown liquid)
    but today i came across a totally different rotten egg. all eggs hatched yesterday barr this one, and momma hen had started peeling the shell off so i took it away to inspect it.
    it was a heavy egg so i presumed a chick was in there, but saw no movement so decided to do an eggtopsy to see what went wrong. i first carefully peeled the shell off to find the membrane intact...hmm chick didnt get so far as oo pip the membrane i thought. i could see something solid and coloured under the membrane so went to peel that off. and here i was struck with the worse smell i have ever smelt in my entire life (worse than the liquidy-goo rotten egg) i was instantly heaving.
    inside was a solidish mass..only comparable to cottage cheese. it was blue/green/white in colour. no sign of any yolk or 'normal' looking inside of egg bits. just green/blue/white cheesy stuff..was this then a true rotten egg or did something go terribmy wrong somewhere down the line????
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It sounds like the egg started to develop and then died about midway in it's development. So it would smell even worse than a egg that never started to develop.
     
  3. spish

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    do you know anyway i can get rid of the smell? its hanging around even though the egg is gone......? air freshners are not touching the aroma(!)
     
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  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Eggs lose weight as they develop. I can tell a mostly-developed egg from a fresh laid one by picking it up. If the egg is heavy by the end of incubation, I'd only eggtopsy it outside - if at all!
     
  5. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Try rinsing your hands with straight vinegar. I know that it works for gasoline.
     
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    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. spish

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    Quote:well you learn something new every day! i'll know now for future reference..thanks!
     

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