Is my cracked egg rotten?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kandy, May 10, 2008.

  1. Kandy

    Kandy In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2008
    I had 3 eggs in my dome incubator. One I candled, and the chick had died, the other 2 had blue shells, and I couldn't see anything. They were just black, so I kept trying with them. One of them hatched on day 18, and the chick is doing wonderful:D. The other is on day 21 now, and I just noticed small cracks on the skinny end of the shell. Is it rotten, or is there still a chance that it will hatch:/? Do rotten eggs explode like I read somewhere? Thanks so much for answering.

  2. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Yep they can explode but don't often. If there is a small crack in it and it is rotten you could smell it when you tried to candle it. There is always a chance for it to hatch if you don't smell it going bad, I have had them hatch anywhere from 19 days to 26 days depending on the egg and temp fluctuations. Good luck with the chicks.
  3. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    [​IMG] I don't know about your egg, but I will say to trust your nose. If you can't smell it, then it is probably OK.

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