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Last Question Tonight! Really! Smelly Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a developing egg that has gone bad smell wretchedly foul, like boiled eggs left in the sun, or just a bit off, like if you really breathe in deeply at the shell, it smells like a coop that could do with some cleaning? After I hold an egg, if the smell lingers on the fingertips till I wash my hand does that mean it's bad?

    It's a deep green egg, and my candling flashlight just faded greatly, so I can't see a freakin' thing in there.

    Laura
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it might be dead
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delicious... sounds rotten. It might explode, so I'd get it out fast.
     
  4. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'll know![​IMG]
     
  5. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will proofread. will proofread. I will proofread.

    I meant "coop" not "cop" that needs cleaning. Not making fun of police officers!

    I edited my post.

    Whew.

    Laura
     
  6. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have added that these eggs have been under a hen for 21 days, so maybe I'm just smelling funky chicken smell?

    Laura
     
  7. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I would carefully get rid of it. Soon. Eewww...[​IMG]
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Odds are it's rotten. If you really don't want to risk losing a baby chick you can tap a hole in the wide end over the air cell. You'll know for sure whether it's rotten then and if it's not it still has a chance of hatching. However you risk exploding a rotten egg all over and that smell will linger forever.
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I wouldn't get rid of it just yet. Seriously. This has been sitting under a warm, moist chicken rump for 21 days. How do you think YOU would smell??? I have had rotten eggs and believe me, I KNEW!!! There was no doubt in my mind they were bad.
     

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