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What would cause an egg to explode?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmdhart, May 19, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 12, 2009
    Millwood, VA
    I have a bunch of eggs in the incubator, they've been there for 2 weeks now. I went to turn them and one of the eggs exploded! What an awful smell. It looked like it had developed partially. What would cause such an awful thing?
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Old eggs will do that
    You can only store them so long before they ruin thats usually what causes that in my experience
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    rotten eggs do that. the gases from it build and build and the eggs explode
     
  4. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long can you keep them before putting them in the incubator and at what temperature?
     
  5. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Alos, was it cracked or damaged in any way? That will let the bacteria in and you have just cooked the egg to ultimate grossness
     
  6. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    I actually keep mine on in egg cartons at or below 70 degrees for no more than 7 days but know people who keep them longer in controled cooler enviroment that stay good for 2 weeks
     
  7. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I've let mine sit on the counter for over 3 weeks with no issues. But, I put in a bunch just last week that were no more than 3 days old and I got a rotten one by day 10. It's bacteria entering the egg and developing until it weeps then explodes.
     
  8. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    It's when the bacteria gets into them. I just had 3 unfertilized eggs that were in the incubator till lockdown and nothing happened, so it doens't happen all the time.
     
  9. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg was less than a week old, but it was one that felt gritty to the touch. I guess I won't put any of them in the incubator again. Will it exploding affect the other eggs?
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    It might if you left it in there too long
     

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