Had my first eggsplosion today...!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by huntsman, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    South Africa
    Yesterday, I was reading for the first time that eggs, when bad, have the ability to eggsplode. Very interesting....but not remarkable, I thought. Silly me.

    Today I was moving one of my new banty mom's and her brood of four from the coop to a separate cage adjacent to the run, as a result of bullying by an adult hen who had killed two of their siblings.

    I'd left the coop door closed for the entire morning, so the chicks might have a little peace, and I'd provided nesting boxes in the run for the four standard hens that are laying regularly. Hens are, however, creatures of habit as we know, and after much pacing about and refusal to lay anywhere other than in the designated laying area in the coop, they got their way!

    I removed Mom 'n chicks and then opened the coop door, but was totally unprepared for the onslaught as the four ladies charged in! As I have another banty sitting on a half dozen or so eggs that are due on 6 October(ish!)I was concerned that the clambering of the hens might disturb the banty, and I was right! She shot off like a rocket as the ladies waded in and as (bad) luck would have it, one jumped into the banty's nesting box and I heard that mini eggsplosion that I hope to never hear again! She's landed on an egg that was green and gooey inside and couldn't possibly smell as bad as it did....but it did!

    MAN! That is the stinkiest thing I ever smelled and the fact that the intruder wiped her feet on my arm as she fled was not lost on me or my son, who was alternately laughing and gagging beside me!

    Interesting but not remarkable?

  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Wow ~ that would have been great on video! [​IMG] & [​IMG]
  3. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    [​IMG] oh no im sorry for laughing [​IMG] but thanks for the info something else for a newbie (me) to watch for in the future and try to avoid I hope the smell didn't linger for too long
  4. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I know I shouldn't be laughing but you just made my morning! OMgoodness, that my dear is priceless! Especially your son who was 'alternately laughing and gagging' ROFL LMAO!!!! [​IMG]
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My first one was in my hand half way across the kitchen headed to the back door..... Boom... [​IMG]
  6. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Quote:How long did it take to get the smell off your hand? [​IMG]

    The one I had I was able to get into a bag to throw out, but my hand still smelled for almost a whole day. It didn't matter how much I washed it, so I soaked my hand in vinegar for a little bit. I figured the smell of vinegar was better than that stinky egg!
  7. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I just had a horribly un-Christian thought,..
    Better you than me!
  8. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    That really did make my day...but I am so sorry that it was a part of yours! [​IMG]
  9. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Best way to clean up: Gasoline and a wire brush [​IMG]
  10. huntsman

    huntsman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    South Africa
    Heh heh! [​IMG]

    Well, I'm glad we could all have a good chuckle, and heck, if chicken-keeping's not fun it can only be a chore!

    Fortunately, we get to choose....

    Have a great day y'all![​IMG]

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