When do eggs explode?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by williamsl77, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2011
    So I hear that bad eggs will eventually explode. When does that usually occur? What if some eggs are dark? Should you be able to see much in there at any point? I set eggs yesterday and today. Shipped eggs. Just planning ahead. 8)
  2. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    San Diego
    The rotten eggs smell realy bad. If the egg starts to smell like sulfer, get rid of it.
  3. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2011
    They most likely won't go that bad in the 21 day incubation period. It's after that period, when people have
    exploders. Basically just keep track of them and know what your looking for in a viable egg when candling. You
    will also be able to smell the rotten eggs before they explode.
  4. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    No matter when you smell rotten egg go looking for it and pitch it! I bought some eggs a while ago and had a whole bunch of bad ones early on. I'm sure they must have been old when I got them as they shouldn't go bad that fast.

    Have fun and I hope you have lots of chicks soon. [​IMG]
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Be vigilant for rotten eggs but don't get in a panic about it. If your hygiene procedures are adequate rotten eggs will be pretty rare. I've never had an exploding egg yet and I've only ever had one rotten one; on day 20 under a broody she kicked it out and when I cracked it open (after candling and being sure it wasn't viable) it was all greeny black and gooey...
  6. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    As a Kid I remember finding an abandon nest in a patch of weeds.Decided to bomb my L Bro with them the first 2 or 3 worked great.As he ran for Mom (i gave this one a mighty throw it Blew up in my hand right next to my head) Rough handleing or sudden surge of throwing did it.Mom didn't even whip me (she said just cleaning yourself would do) Next time i will take the whipping and let her clean me up.What a Stinking mess I was...cva34
  7. Charon

    Charon Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 10, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    when tnt is attached j/k i have had eggs go to 26 days very often and no exploders
  8. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2011
    Quote:Oh, that's great!!! Hahahahaha!

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