ROTTEN EGG

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ENGEC35, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. ENGEC35

    ENGEC35 In the Brooder

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    Hi! We have a few eggs in the incubator, and I have been getting a whiff of something (not pungent) every now and again when we open the incubator. (just a couple days)

    Now that we are on Day 21/22, they have been in lock-down since 18. I think the smell has gotten a bit stronger.

    We went through all 7 eggs last night and sniffed each one closely. We found one single egg in particular that has a sharper odor coming from it. For a few minutes, we were convinced it was a dead chick, especially because during candling, this egg seemed very buoyant inside the shell. Like the whole mass inside would flip and move about if I were to turn the egg over (I tried, it seemed like this is what happened).

    After a few minutes we lost our confidence and put the egg back in with his mates.

    What should we do? I don't want to keep cooking a goner :(
     
  2. Poultry keeper12

    Poultry keeper12 Songster

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    Hey, if it stinks you should get rid of it, if you leave it in any longer it will explode, and could kill the other chicks, i wouldn't risk the chance of leaving it in there.
    Best Wishes
     
  3. ENGEC35

    ENGEC35 In the Brooder

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    I just couldnt tell for sure! I mean, I think it did have a stink to it, but Im so not sure!
     

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