Two Eggs Exploded During Shipping!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brillig, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Brillig

    Brillig Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2016
    OK...This is a bit weird...I got some eggs on Ebay and they arrived within three or four days, but two of them had exploded...The smell was vile, but the other eggs were wrapped and dry...I have a lot of questions about these eggs now, as they were replacement eggs for a set that never developed and were (I assume) infertile...Lately this seller has been getting poor feedback with everyone complaining that the eggs all remain clear....So, now I'm wondering why two eggs would explode during shipping and if I should take the chance of having another one explode in my incubator...Why would anyone sell old eggs and risk messing up someone's hatch??? Is it normal for an egg or two to explode during shipping???
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    Hi there
    Eggs could have exploded in packing
    they weren't packed right
    Or Gone off.
    I post eggs very often and I never had any eggs break.
    But because they exploded they could have been gone off.
    Like the box was thrown around during shipment
    And because they are gone off they exploded instead of cracking
    I think toy should complain the seller to eBay and ask the seller for
    A full refund including packing (if there was a packing cost)
  3. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    I ordered 14 legbar eggs off of eBay which 5 came completely smashed and the others felt scrambled but I put them into the incubator anyways.

    2 weeks later I candled them and only 1 was growing.. the rest were either scrambled or infertile.

    To this day it is day 17 for the legbar and it is still living so we will see what happens.
  4. Brillig

    Brillig Out Of The Brooder

    May 20, 2016
    I wasn't sure if the eggs exploded because they were old and rotten or if shipped eggs do that occasionally...I've never had it happen before in decades of buying eggs through the mail...Two in one batch makes me worry that the eggs are old and that I might have a mess on my hands if I set them in the incubator...
  5. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Unwashed eggs, without cracks, don't explode after 25 days in the incubator when we open them for the eggtopsy. They very, very, rarely smell bad.

    Unwashed, slightly cracked eggs sitting on the counter in 80 degrees for a week don't explode, look bad, or taste bad.

    You got taken. I would skip the negative feedback conversation and go straight to the chargeback conversation if they're not willing to refund 100% of your $$ immediately. I hate to be harsh, but that is unacceptable business practices by the seller.

    Good luck.

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