Wowee!! Egg smelled around the world

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beau coop, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A cracked egg under a broody hen that has had a few days to "cook" is one of the foulest odors EVER! Now it was cracked, but not leaking so I decided (brilliant, I tell ya , brilliant) to crack it open and see what was going on. [​IMG]

    All I can say is, that the yellow goo that came out, and the STANK, is something I won't soon forget. [​IMG]

    I am sooooo glad it didn't explode in the nest.

    Note to self- check eggs more frequently. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    lesson learned [​IMG]
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man! You got THAT right!!!! Even a skunk doesn't smell that bad! [​IMG] My experience was when my broody was sitting on one that exploded in the nest. (Lucky me!) I was in the front yard, the coop is in the back. All of a sudden I smelled the most horrible, disgusting smell fill the air. At that point, I had no idea what it was but, when I found out, aaaarrrrrghhhh!!! It was all over her, the nest, etc. Needless to say, I had the unpleasant job of cleaning her and the nest box. And, like you, I will NEVER forget that disgusting smell. I mean, it wafted all over the neighborhood! I just prayed no one figured it out. LOLOL
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    At least what came from it was yellow. I cracked a quail egg a few days ago to make sure that I was right (ya know, humans must really like torturing themselves). It popped when I cracked it, and it had a brownish color and a stink so bad that I had to throw it in the trash and run, yelling for hubby to take the garbage out, lol.
     
  5. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. TC

    TC Out Of The Brooder

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    When I was little, I found some guinea hen eggs in our pasture. I took 5 of them and put them under a silky hen that was setting on her own eggs. 3 weeks later they STILL hadn't hatched, so I took the lock of the coop door and gently tapped on an egg. Big Mistake! The eggs exploded in my face, hair, eyes, mouth, you name it.. I ran everywhere looking for a hose to get the green stuff out of my face. UGH, how gross. I took 2 showers and STILL couldn't get that stuff off of me!
     
  7. ursusarctosana

    ursusarctosana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was a kid we had ducks, geese, chickens, etc., and every once in a while one would lay an egg somewhere near the bank of the creek and it would rot. I will never forget the stench that carried over the swamp and wafted into my nostrils. It was like nothing else. This experience is the primary reason why I do not understand why my boyfriend's brother eats hundred day old eggs with the stinky embryo developed inside. Yuck!
     
  8. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my! That's really bad. [​IMG]
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I had one of those explode in my bator once. Wheeee that was a foul stench . My DDs diapers smelled like perfume compared to that.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So THAT was the smell?? I guess I owe my hubby an apology...I blamed it on him! [​IMG]
     

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