Stinky shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mandymooligan, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got shipped eggs a few days ago. I let then sit 24 hours in a cool place. Yesterday I let them sit in an egg carton in the incubator because of detached and ruptured air cells. A lot of these eggs are very porous. This morning (they have not even been in the bator 24 hours yet) something smells stinky. Can they possibly go bad and stink so fast? I have had them since Monday, today is wednesday.
     
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No experience in how fast they go stinky myself, but you have no way of knowing how old they were before they were shipped. So, I would imagine that if you smell it, it is stinky.
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are stinking now I would say you got old eggs
     
  4. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh now I hope they weren't from me [​IMG] I always make sure they are no more than 4 days when shipped unless I send a bunch of extra eggs those would be no more than 7, no way should they be rotten. I date all my eggs so you will know when mine are laid, wish everyone did. If your water trays get gunk in them that would cause a stinky also. I love my genesis with the plastic tray, I bleach it out after each hatch.
     
  5. Mandymooligan

    Mandymooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Honey they were not from you. Yours are doing good.
     
  6. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG]
    I purchased some eggs off of Ebay and when they arrived they did not have a noticeable ordor but by the next day they were stinking and starting to drip [​IMG]
     
  7. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does it smell like rotten eggs or sulfur? What does it smell like? I had never smelled a rotten egg before but my mom always said my dads gas smells like rotten eggs...boy was she right. Its the same smell!! You definitely can't miss it. Maybe its just one stinky egg?
     
  8. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take them out and maybe open a few, with precaution. If they are nasty looking take a pic and tell the ebay seller, using ebay only communication. If they won't replace give an honest review and let ebay know also. You may not get any money back but atleast there is some form of paper trail. Proving that your eggs didn't hatch because them(the seller) is hard to prove but sending rotten eggs should NOT be tolerated in my opinion, that is an outright biohazard:sick
     
  9. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a relief they were not mine!!! [​IMG] I really do care about all my eggs and would never ship any I didn't think I would want to set myself!!
     
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