Shipped eggs stink!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peakpoultry, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. peakpoultry

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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??
     
  2. chickenlittle32

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    Apr 19, 2009
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    Have you tried candling them to see if any have a small crack? Also, I'd let that BYCer know what is going on.
     
  3. marytoast

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    [​IMG] 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
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  4. peakpoultry

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    I will candle them right now and let you know in a few minutes.
     
  5. peakpoultry

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    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.
     
  6. marytoast

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    I've had the same experience with shipped eggs. I am done with that as well. Sending you great hatching vibes!
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  8. waibel zoo

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    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.
     
  9. chickenlittle32

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    Apr 19, 2009
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    Air bubbles....as in little air bubbles or what? I am pretty new to hatching as well..thats why I ask...
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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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