When will dead eggs start to stink up incubator?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hatykuber, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. hatykuber

    hatykuber Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got three duck eggs in my incubator on day 27. The air cell in one of the eggs has turned really dark, just by looking through the incubator I clearly see it, looks like there is black on the inside of the egg where the air cell is. It's been that way for two days and I can't find any info on it. If it's dead, how long until it will start to stink? I'm keeping a close eye on them and smell the ventilation holes every time I check, I don't smell anything rotten. Being so close to hatching (hopefully) I don't want to mess with it, but don't want it to explode on my other eggs. Any info is greatly appreciated, I tried to get a picture but it's difficult through the incubator lid. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the sounds of it that's a dead egg. Try candling it. If it's moving inside. it should be fine. If it's not, I'd throw it out.

    -Jet
     
  3. hatykuber

    hatykuber Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Just an update for anyone having this problem in the future, the egg was definitely dead.
     
  4. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No prob :)
     

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