I hear about bad eggs smelling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Suess hens, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Altadena, CA
    If an egg is bad, when would you smell it?
    I have never had this experience, that of feeling that I can smell an egg.
  2. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    When you open your incubator, you will defentily know you have a bad egg. No mistaken the smell.
  3. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    I've only had one and it was on about Day 8 or so...stunk up the whole 'bator and when I sniff-tested each egg, I seriously almost ralphed when I got to the bad one.

    I've had plenty of other eggs that went the entire duration and never did anything, but never got stanky.

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