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Has anyone actually had an egg explode in an incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigoledude, May 20, 2016.

  1. bigoledude

    bigoledude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly agree with the need for candling. But has anyone ever experienced an egg exploding in an incubator? When I was young, we incubated thousands of quail eggs, many many chicken eggs and a good many duck eggs.
    I don't think my dad knew about candling. Anyway, we never had an egg explode in the incubator.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I came very close....lol luckily the membrane was so tough that it held it together.

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    I have only ever had one that smelled as well and was able to find it and get it out before it had a chance to explode.
     

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