Rotten Eggs!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Critter Crazy, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Ewwww.....I went in the coop yesterday, and it being so hot out(over 90), it smelled bad. So I cleaned out the coop. Today I went in the coop and noticed it still smelled! I was confused [​IMG] , till I checked on my broody hen, whose eggs were due to hatch today! As soon as I lfted the hen, I wanted to vomit! The smell was horrendous! I have no clue what went wrong with this batch, but boy was it gross!! There was even maggots on the eggs:eek:, which were still whole, none had broken open. I obviously had to toss the eggs out, but not before one decided to Burst in my Hand!!EWWWWWWWWW........I cannot get the smell to go away!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The last time I had checked them, they were all fine, growing properly. I am bummed! So is moma, she is lost without her eggs! she is sitting in an empty nest box![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2007
  2. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Did you check your hen for any sores? I'm worried about her. I can't believe that happened, I've never heard of anything like it! [​IMG]
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I did check her all over, and she seems fine. I was concerned about the maggots, cause I thought she had hurt herself, but she has no wounds or anthing.[​IMG]
  4. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Im not too suprised, one egg can go rotten, the maggots could be laid in the bedding surrounding her, ecspecially if it got moist at all. It was probably just one egg out of the bunch, thats all it takes. As long as one hadnt burst (which it seemed to have when you were cleaning ) you could have removed the bad one (if you could have figured which one it was) and go forward with the hatch. At least, IMO, that is what I have done once in the past.

    Oh yeah--the smell, it takes a long time to go away. The time I had it in the incubator, I actually had to replace the sponmges and what not because I couldnt get the smell away.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2007
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    OMG! I was eating when I read this I just about vomited lo l[​IMG]
  6. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Quote:Well I was going to just chuck out the bad egg, and keep the rest, but after checking them all, found out they had all gone bad![​IMG]
  7. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Well I understand why the maggots were there, when my duck was laying I checked on her and when she lifted the smell was horrible i can't even describe it anyway they were black and their were flys EVERYWHERE and when their is a smell their is a fly gonna lay eggs. I'm just glad i got them out before they exploded. The smell is like parvo you'll NEVER forget it once you smell it. Matter of fact you probably had a couple really porus eggs that were seaping, i've had this happen with my pekin she always layed extremely porus leaky eggs, they are sticky to the touch.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2007

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