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Rotten egg during lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sfraker, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. On Saturday I locked down 25 duck eggs.
    Three hatched this morning and a bunch more are pipped.
    I can home from work to the smell of a rotten egg in the house. I have my incubator in the dining room so eating in there will no longer be occurring as it stinks!!!!

    Do I break lockdown to find the rotten egg or do we just suffer through?

    I had been out of town and came home just in time to lock down and didn't candle them first. Lesson learned. P.U.!!!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to get it out, and quick. A rotten egg exploding can kill all the others. Try identifying it and removing ASAP without harming and moving the other ones. Do it as quickly as you can, so you don't hurt the others by breaking lockdown.
     
  3. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I removed it. Thank you!
     

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