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Rotten Egg Smell from Nest..Is All Lost?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GwenFarms, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    The hen that is setting in the back of the truck still hasn't hatched. I'm not sure how long she has been setting them. Today when I got in the truck to go to the feed store I noticed an awful smell. I went around to check in the back and the smell is coming from her eggs and difinitely rotten! One egg wasn't under her and it looked odd. Should I just take her off this nest and throw out all the eggs?
  2. PTFarmer

    PTFarmer In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2008
    Disputanta, Va.
    I would do a visual test first to see if any are seeping or discolored, then do a smell test to see which one (s) are smelling and discard them. No reason to throw them all out if only a few are bad.
    Follow your nose [​IMG]

  3. Godiva

    Godiva Songster 11 Years

    May 17, 2007
    get rid of the stinky ones and candle the others.... some may have cracked and got infected while others are fine... Let us know what you find out!

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