open a egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DragunzGirl, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to open a bad egg? or well a dead egg? I think i have 4 bad or dead eggs, 2 that i dont see nothing, and one i see a very small dark red dot and one with some very light red ring circle.

    I might have another bad egg not sure the baby is not moving and its not growing so im sure it died, i'll give it a few more days tho.
     
  2. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you do open it, I would do so OUTSIDE just incase it's rotten.
    If rotten it will smell horrible.
    We have broken eggs that didn't progress or hatch.
    Like I said though, I would crack it outside...
     
  3. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    leave them alone, unless they start to smell, keep them in the incubator.
     
  4. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k, i might do that. I dont smell any thing on the egg but ya i know if i do open it it might smell really bad. I saw one egg have a moist spot on the shell i think it was when i put some water in there and it splashed maybe i not sure. I just got to recheck them all.


    leave them alone, unless they start to smell, keep them in the incubator.

    well its day 11 i dont want any eggs blowing up on me in there...



    oh i relooked i see 6 eggs out of 12 have something moving and look like what they should on day 11. Day 14 im removing eggs that dont look good.​
     
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  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well its day 11 i dont want any eggs blowing up on me in there...



    oh i relooked i see 6 eggs out of 12 have something moving and look like what they should on day 11. Day 14 im removing eggs that dont look good.

    sounds good to me and [​IMG] . good luck on ur hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]


    lets just hope day 14 is not to late :\\ I'll just keep sniffing till than.
     
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  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I take them behind the barn and break them on a piece of plywood I leave out there. Most don't smell unless you leave them another 5-7days but if you do happen to get one that does the smell is horrible and will take days to go away.
     

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