Should I toss this egg?

pkw

Songster
9 Years
May 14, 2010
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North Edwards, CA
I had to toss one egg Sunday that didn't show any movement. I cracked that egg at the big end and found it was a rotten egg. Now I just candled the other eggs that came from this shipper and I have found an egg that smells different from all the other eggs. It smells pretty bad and I can't detect any movement in the egg (It is kinda dark in the egg). I am afraid of that egg being a bad egg too so do I wait until the hatch date of 6/14 or what?? I have 2 1/2 dozen eggs in there that is due to hatch between 6/12 and 6/14 and if this one egg is bad I don't want to ruin the other eggs. It is not leaking but the one Sunday hadn't started leaking yet either.
 

katharinad

Overrun with chickens
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
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Southern Oregon Mountains
Toss it. Bad eggs will explode in the incubator if they get enough gas buildup. It smells bad, it is bad. I would not wait and have it contaminate the incubator. A mess you don't want to see.
Katharina
 

pkw

Songster
9 Years
May 14, 2010
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North Edwards, CA
Thanks. I have had a duck egg explode before (from my own ducks). Never could get rid of that awful smell.
 

pgpoultry

Songster
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Oct 16, 2009
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If eggs smell bad they are bad and will only contaminate others. i always throw out whiffy eggs,
Sandie
 

pkw

Songster
9 Years
May 14, 2010
618
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North Edwards, CA
I removed the egg earlier today. I have had 2 eggs that I bought from someone on ebay that was rotten like this and I am trying to get them to hatching day which should be around Monday if all goes well.
 

wordgirl

One of the Shire-folk
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Apr 14, 2009
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Quote:So exciting! I have to wait longer than that - my first egg(s) are due to hatch about the 21st. I am so impatient!!!
 

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