need this answered ASAP please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by waycaster, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. waycaster

    waycaster In the Brooder

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    I received two dozen eggs in the mail today, but one egg had broken and leaked over the other 11, they strongly smell of rotten egg. Do I clean the other eggs off? or just throw them away?

    Please IM me as well as respond (So others see the response), I need to get what I can in the bator today.
     
  2. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Songster

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    Shouldn't hurt to wash them, I've read lots of books that recommend you wash them anyway before incubating, after all if they're all a loss you'll know in a week.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    If it were me, I'd wash them off and set them after letting them "rest" with the air cell up for 12 hours or so.

    Then, I'd watch/smell closely for any signs of weeping, bad smell, etc.
     

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