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Exploding Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamaginabean, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. mamaginabean

    mamaginabean In the Brooder

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    How long (approximately) do I have before an incubated egg explodes? I have a couple that are too dark to see anything...
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009

  2. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Songster

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    Smell them - if they smell bad - get rid of them. Usually your nose knows.
     
  3. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

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    Yes that is true. I have picked them up before and smelled them and whew!!! You will know reallll quik..
     
  4. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    ive had enough in the bator that both werent fertile or stopped developing or didnt develop at all and none exploded or smelled and "just in case" i left them in the bator for an additional week.
     

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