Hen in Possession of Exploding Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kprhok, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. kprhok

    kprhok Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 18, 2009
    I have a hen who sat on a batch of eggs for more than three weeks. Becoming a little concerned, my wife decided to check for chicks and when she lifted the hen she found a broken, rotten egg. She sprang into action and immediately came to get me to clean it out. I removed the remaining eggs to clean the nest but when I placed them aside one of them exploded! Thinking they might all explode, I got rid of all.

    My question - Is this a common thing...is there a general explanation as to why eggs go bad when under a chicken? I presume all of them were bad (7). I don't want to go wrong again when trying to hatch some eggs. I am new to all of this. [​IMG]
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Is there any chance the eggs were not fertilized? They may have just spoiled from the heat and humidity.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I would have candled them to see if any were any good before throwing them away.

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