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Every time I incubate I seem to have a lot of dripping/stinking eggs?

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Every time I incubate I seem to have a lot of dripping eggs or eggs that go bad.

I use the brinsea eco and I use my own backyard eggs. Out of 9 to 10 eggs I usually have 3 or 4 hatching,

around 3 stinkers/drippers and a couple that never hatch. Is this my chickens or is my incubator dirty (bacteria)?

This happened 4 times in a row now. Just wondering what could be the cause.

post #2 of 7

Humidity too high, maybe? I had the humidity too high at the beginning of a hatch earlier in the summer and most of them went bad.

35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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I scrubbed and disinfected with bleach after though too to make sure no bacteria left behind.

35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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35 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks, 4 Olive Eggers, 2 Pygmy Goats, 1 Dog, 1 Cat, 1 Hubby, 5 Kids

 
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post #4 of 7
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That could be. We already have high humidity..
Maybe I should try a dry hatch.
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Do you keep your incubator clean?

 

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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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Do you keep your incubator clean?
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Do you keep your incubator clean?

Yes, I have the brinsea eco mini, I use bleach and I screw off the plate that covers the heating element that is usually covered with dust/chick fluff
post #7 of 7

I just asked because I have seen some incubators that the owner could not figure out what was wrong with it; find they have not washed it once since they got it, however many years ago...

 

   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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