Smelly Eggs with growing bacteria on shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Grenadianexpat, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Grenada W.I.

    Our Yard Fowl which roost inside the Coup of a night time, seem to have at least one hen who lays but never quite gets round to sitting.

    As I managed to rescue several eggs previously I decided to try to incubate them myself. From very early on I noticed a pungent smell, and these growths coming off the shell, looking a little like coral. I took it to be some kind of fungus or similar due to these eggs being smothered in poop by . I washed them in hottish water, but the smell is still prominent, and the fungus seems to keep cropping up.

    I don't think these are rotten as in gone off.

    Any ideas as to what to clean them with?

    These have now been incubated since the 22nd of August.

    Am I just wasting my time? Are they likely to be affected by the soil that was on them in such quantity's.

    Thanks for any ideas.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2010
  2. 9 Feathers Farm

    9 Feathers Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    St Johns, MI
    Get rid of them or they will blow up in your incubator... Not a good thing.
  3. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. Toss them. They're rotten.

    This is from an old, old thread on the topic:

    "Have always been told never to wash eggs you want to incubate and never set dirty eggs...they won't hatch.....bacteria gets in........"

    I've been told the same thing. Before you try incubating another clutch of eggs, you might want to spend some time over in the "Incubating & Hatching Eggs" forum.
  4. Grenadianexpat

    Grenadianexpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Grenada W.I.
    Thank you.

    The solution seems to have been taken out of my hands anyway, as we had a power outage for a few hours last night.

    But they do seem to be more aromatic today anyway, so off to the great egg pile in the sky they go.

    In truth I am only playing at this as far as incubating goes, as I cannot access one ready made, and as it is really our intention that the fowl do their own thing I have not tried to manufacture an incubator.

    My version .... which worked on the previous clutch of deserted eggs is a plastic ice cream tub covered and resting on the hot spot on the back of the computer which is on 24/7.

    Just disposing of them and for sure one of them was rotten it stuck to the box.. One was enough the others are being handled with kid gloves...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    I to have this problem but it's not growing on the outside of the shell there is like a black spot growing bigger every day

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