First ever stinkbomb - eurgh!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gypsy07, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hen sat down on eight eggs three weeks ago. First look I got at them was just three days ago, when seven candled with something in them and one candled clear and was removed. Today was day 21, and this morning I peeped in to see if there had been any developments, only to notice a lone egg kicked out of the nest and rolled halfway across the coop. I picked it up, and it was cold and dirty, so I took it inside to rinse it off and I thought I'd just stick it in my bator since Teabag obviously wasn't wanting to sit on it any more.

    So I rinsed it off and while patting it dry I thought the way it moved in my hand felt kind of funny. I gave it a gentle shake and it gurgled. I took it outside and cracked it into a bowl just to see what manner of horrors it harboured, and O!!! M!!!! G!!!!! was that the most utterly disgusting thing I have ever seen or smelled in my whole 37 and a half years on this earth! It was greeny-black and goopy, with little black lumpy bits in it.

    So I took it back inside and shoved it under my bf's nose...

    Me: "Hey, look at what was in Teabag's egg!" [​IMG]

    Him: "AAWWWAAAUUURRRGGHHHHEEEEEEEEEUUUUGGGGHHHH!!!!!!! What the ****ing **** is that smell?!" [​IMG]

    Me: (running back outside with my stinky bowl of goop): "Tee-hee-hee..." [​IMG]


    Aaaahhhh, my very first Rotten Stinking Black Egg Of Death.

    Feels like I've just gone through some serious chicken-keeping rite of passage today.

    [​IMG]

    Edited to add: And the other six eggs are doing nothing interesting yet...
     
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  2. StrayMagnet

    StrayMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww lol
     
  3. okiedrifter

    okiedrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I picked up my first one to candle it and the darn thing exploded in my hand and face [​IMG] talk about running for the water hose outside...it was Nasty..... [​IMG]
     
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  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    now.. imagine working for a commercial hatchery.. pulling out a rack of several thousand eggs and having a 30 or more of those pop at once...

    yup.. been there.. done that!
     
  5. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh nasty! I would be retching for days from the smell.
     
  6. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've never had one that bad, but i will say, the ones that i have had that were far along didn't smell anything like i expected them to [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    YECKKkkkkkkkkkk. [​IMG]
     
  8. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have my utmost admiration for being able to stomach the smell long enough to put it under the bf's nose!!
    ewwwwwwwwwww!
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Eww [​IMG] We had one that exploded several wks ago. It's got to be the worst smell in the world [​IMG]
     
  10. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're not kidding they smell!!!!!! The worst smell in the world! I had a hen sitting on eggs in the coop in the backyard and I was in the front of the house and smelled this disgusting, vile smell. Turned out one of her eggs had exploded. I never knew you'd be able to smell it from that distance away. I can't imagine having one of those things blow up in your face! Ugh, yuck, vomit!! [​IMG]
     

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