Shipped eggs stink!

peakpoultry

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Mar 25, 2009
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I just received some eggs for a BYC'r, they stink really bad, like mold or something, it's like a combination of mold and bad egg. None are broke. What should I do, toss them or use them??
 

marytoast

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11 Years
Dec 31, 2008
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Have you candled them? You may have 1 rotten and the other may be just fine. I would not want to throw them away. There might be babies in there.



we posted at the same time. Sorry
 
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peakpoultry

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
540
0
139
Marana, Arizona
All's I see is the air bubble moving around in there when I move the egg, no red veins at all. I just got them today in the mail. I don't know I could just put them in the bator and see what happens. I think I done with shipped eggs. I have about 30 and it doesn't appear that any are developing.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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At this point in time you wouldn't be seeing any veins. If you see air bubbles that isn't a good sign. It most often means the air cell has ruptured.
 

waibel zoo

Songster
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
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Sandy, UT
Smell each one. If they smell toss them. If not put them in and candle at 5-7 days. You should see something by then. If not they are not going to do anything. Also with damaged air cell, if you incubate them fat side up for the first two weeks they are more likely to hatch.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
When the air cell has ruptured there's little air bubbles that move around as you're turning the egg....not just one air cell at the large end of the egg like there should be.
 

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