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Had an exploding egg today....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by secuono, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    I must say, the smell? Omg just unbelievable! And no, I did not smell anything bad off any of the eggs when I candled them 2 days ago!
    I used a 1200 lumens flood light to candle them, they are green and blue eggs. But I still could hardly see.
    I really hope no others blow!
     
  2. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that sucks [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    ok, just what is an exploding egg?

    I have a broody, was setting on 9 eggs. Two -three days ago, something smelled dead, but not a real big smell, I noticed that there was a crushed egg setting at the edge of her, not under her. It was bloody, and not real developed. ugh!

    Today, again, same smell, same corner, same crushed, bloody shell, and something, (not real detailed examination). So I am assuming that these are were duds, and just quit growing? Does the shell get weak then and break?

    I did try and kind of lift her to see, what is still under her, and did see one egg, partially clean, partially gooey. She is a bit cranky, and I decided it was best to leave her alone. Should I go down in the dark, and move her, and try and clean things up? The eggs are due to hatch on Monday. Maybe, just leave her alone?

    Mrs.K
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    An exploding egg is a bad egg that literally explodes & releases a ghastly smell. Eggs explode because of a build up of sulfur dioxide in them caused by decomposition & usually you can smell them before it happens. We had one to explode a couple of weeks ago & that odor is literally the worst thing I've ever smelled in my life [​IMG] [​IMG] The worst thing, though, is that the bacteria from the bad egg can contaminate the other good eggs. We lost one egg because of it, but most of ours are fine & still developing because they weren't close to the bad one. Hope both of ya'll's eggs are okay, secuono & Mrs. K & good luck.
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 eggs that exploded.Trust me you never want this to happen to you
     
  6. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
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    OMG in my last hatch of some RIRs and D'uccle 3 eggs exploded right before the others hatched!......[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] WOOOWEEE DID IT STINK!!! I had to put the eggs in with my ducks that were going into lockdown and wash my LG bator. They exploded and yellow gunk was all over the bottom of the bator and some of the other eggs! Eww i can still smell it!!!
     
  7. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I went down with a dishtowel, a rag and some warm water. Used the dishtowel to cover mamma and get her out of the nest. Then I used the warm water and rag to wash the worst off the remaining eggs. I listened, but they are silent. 4 days ago, she did get on the wrong nest for the 1st time in 2 years! But I found her and moved her back before they were completely cold. I am wondering if it is too late to candle, as I do have a dozen chicks that I got from the feed store of some different breeds that I planned to slip under her after these hatched.

    Is it too late to candle? What should you see?
     

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