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Exploding egg in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jammo, May 17, 2009.

  1. jammo

    jammo Out Of The Brooder

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    if you have an egg explode in the incubator. will it ruin the rest of the eggs
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    No, but it will cause the bator to smell like something died. DO NOT WASH THE EGGS. You could have wiped them off gently with a dry cloth. Washing or wiping to hard will embed junk. Some of the eggs will make it.
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has it already exploded or are you worried about one?
    I was advised to put upside down dixie cups over questionable eggs to keep the splatter down.
    So far no explosions for me.

    good luck
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yup. Exactly. The odor lingers too. [​IMG]
     
  5. jammo

    jammo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It already exploded on me
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    About the only way to get the smell off is to use the same thing as you would for a skunk. Peroxide, dawn soap and water.
     
  7. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Did you have any indicator that the egg was going to explode? Any bad smell? I had a bad smell in my incubator tonight and I found it by sniffing the eggs. But what if I had missed it??

    I am TERRIFIED of an egg blowing up. It is becoming a phobia! LOL
     
  8. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    yup.. exploding eggs.. yuck! i had a stinky eggs in the bator (for the first time ever) and i had to sniff eggs before i found it. I even had my oldest DD sniff it to make sure it wasn't just my sniffer. haha. also heard of weeping eggs are an indicator sometimes too

    good luck
    Sue
     
  9. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg, thats a smell like None Other..
     
  10. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh, bad luck.

    Hey--where in WV? I am in WV also. Near Fairview, sort of between Fairmont and Morgantown.

    Catherine
     

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