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Hatch #3 went bad & Egg exploded in my face

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Ok, so far this Fall we have had:

    Batch #1: Our leghorn mutts eggs & Hinkjc's Buffs - 70% hatch rate

    Batch #2: More of our Leghorn mutts - 80% hatch rate
    Anyone want some Leghorns??

    Batch #3: 2 Ebay purchases - 10 Campines & 12 Mutt mixes - 35% hatch rate
    & 2 CAMPINE EGGS BLEW UP IN MY FACE WHEN I DID THE FINAL CHECK!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    One was really bad. It blew up all over me when I opened the top.
    It smelled like a sulfer pit and even the dogs were gagging. I never
    knew this could happen. OH IT WAS NASTY!!!

    This only happened with 2 Campine eggs. The second egg wasn't bad
    because I covered it.

    I have two more batches at day 14. Batch #4 is 24 Delawares bought on
    Ebay. Batch #5 is 30 of Hinkjc's & Speckledhens eggs. Now I'm getting
    nervous.

    Temps are steady around 100. Humidity is 40-50 and then 60-70 after
    day 18.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you been candleing the eggs? I can see pretty quickly if there is movement by day 7, 14 and 18.

    That must have been horrible to get on you...eewww! I thought it was funny that you said the dogs were even gagging.
     
  3. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Sorry to laugh but those smilys are GREAT!

    I havent had an egg explode on me yet! YET!
     
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, that is so disgusting!!! I can't even imagine how it must have smelled!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sorry. . . .on the brighter side, sounds like you are a definite hatchaholic and that you've had some great successes.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2007
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    yuck!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ooooh, ick.
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    That sucks....Havent had it happen to me so far. Close one time , but not yet. [​IMG]
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I don't blame anyone for laughing. It's kinda funny in hindsight but I hope
    none of you experience it.
     
  9. Ewww, that's bad.

    I had a group of shipped eggs that started weeping and it looked like they were growing alien fungus.
    Nasty stuff!

    Good luck with the rest of the eggs.

    Lisa
     
  10. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Do you know what causes the egg to explode? Was the egg no good and you just did not know?
     

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