Shipped eggs reek of cigarette smoke

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiedottes, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. silkiedottes

    silkiedottes In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2016
    Keene, Texas
    I've just received 18 'show quality' silkie eggs from a purchase made on eBay, and I'm a little worried because the whole box, packaging, even the eggs themselves stink like cigarette smoke! I set the eggs out to let them settle, and just not put them in the incubator, but I can even smell it through the incubator! :( I hope this won't affect my hatch. :( I know eggs can absorb toxins, and if I can smell it on them....

    Anyone encounter this before? I've incubated shipped eggs about 7 times now and always had SOMETHING hatch... But I'm worried about these from the getgo.
  2. Eps32

    Eps32 Songster

    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    That's crazy I never heard of that. Don't know if it will effect the hatch or not. But those eggs must have been around some heavy smokers to smell that bad jeez.
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