rotten stinky floating egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ontheDLo, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ontheDLo

    ontheDLo New Egg

    Sep 10, 2013
    My hens have been laying for about 2 years now and it's dandy. Today I got my first stinky egg. As I was washing them off I noticed a foul smell and also that it was floating in the water I was cleaning with.
    Any idea why this would have happened? I imagine it could be a one off, but curious if it is indication of a sick bird?

  2. im2clumsy

    im2clumsy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2013
    Central Illinois
    same with us......we had 1 bantie and 1 duck egg do the same thing.....we are still looking for answers....this all happened in the past few days----the duck egg would have been fresh last night between 7:30pm and 6:30 am. bantie is about 1-2 years old (not sure which one it was) ducks are still under a year old
    The bantie egg was less than a week old.
    From Central Illinois---our birds are free range in pasture with goats--just seeing if we've had anything in common--help you and I both find answers :)

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