Rotten egg(s)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by keystonepaul, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. keystonepaul

    keystonepaul Songster

    May 14, 2008
    I've got a rotten egg or eggs in my bator I'm gonna try and smell em each this evening and weed out the problems ones- will I be able to tell a good one from a bad one?? or will the overall rotten smell be on all them??? Thanks, Keystonepaul
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    The smell is *usually* more prominent on the actual rotten one, but just to be safe, I would candle them-that usually helps you detect which one is bad. I know with my turkey eggs I (tried to) hatched, I had several rotten ones-more then I had with my chicks...anyways, I just remember being really nervous, and careful, as I was candling [​IMG]
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I had a rotten egg. I had to smell all of them very careful. It's a bad smell. [​IMG] You will be able to tell. I put it outside in the garbage. Thank God it didn't blow.

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