How many days the bad egg begin to explode?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speedy2020, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    I am trying to avoid stinking egg explode because the incubator currently in the house. Please share your experience. Thanks.
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Oh gosh you are very smart to look for the answer to that!
    I had an egg explode before..SOOO annoying and stinky to clean [​IMG]

    Normally you can safely throw the eggs out on the 27th day of incubation. Candle them first Juuust to make sure. [​IMG]
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    An egg exploded under my broody on day 22, but fortunately nobody was harmed (apart from being temporarily gassed by the fumes!)

  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    Hey, I have your answer. Unlike others here, I don't candle my eggs I place on the incubator. After the hatch I toss the unhatched ones out and open them (from a distance) to see what their status was. I've had infertile eggs run the whole time and look fine when broke open. I've had broody hens sit eggs and some of them have exploded after more then 4 weeks. I've never had an egg explode in the incubator with my "lazy" technique. I have had them explode upon impact when tossed however when cleaning out the old ones from under a broody hen in the Coop---they were much older then 21-28 days however.
  5. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    a bad egg could explode at anytime. if they are shipped eggs, you have no gurantee how hold the eggs realy are.
  6. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Quote:I have 2 live chicks hatched 27th day and 28th day from incubator!!!!! - I was about to throw the eggs when I saw a pip - we are so glad we didn;t throw them so be mindful some chicks can be a good week late! Mine were and now they are running round the yard fine!

    We had an exploding egg but it was under the broody hen not in the incubator - Very funny! She was not happy! - [​IMG]
    She went on to hatch 5 eggs and 4 live chicks!
    Oesdog - [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010
  7. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad to have no exploding egg in my bator [​IMG]

    beware of exploding egg, keep 'sniffing' the egg to prevent it [​IMG]

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