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I have a stinker egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shannondee12, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 12 duck eggs just 5 days ago. When I came into the house today, the smell was awful! I candled them and immediatley found the stinker. It was a white duck egg and the stinker egg looked black under the shell. When I candled it, I couldn't see anything. No light passed through it. Is it common for them to stink after just 5 days or did I get an old egg?
     
  2. muus

    muus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that was an old egg.ยก, it's not normal that in only 5 days smell bad.
     
  3. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought. They were shipped eggs and the seller assured me that they were fresh but then again, I can't prove that they weren't. I am just glad I came home early because I have a suspicion that it would have exploded at any minute.
     

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