7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long - Page 130
Ok, so i just gave the incubator a second ince iver w bleach water and used qtips to get in all the little crevices and spaces w my turner (took foreeever). Turned on the bator and got it to temp but now all i smell is faint hot bleach!!! Am i going to kill the eggs w fumes? Its faint but still noticeable. I know eggshells are poreous which is what worries me. I was planning on candling the shipped eggs tonight and provided the aircells are ok, set them with my swede eggs. Advice please!!!!
***Excuse the spelling. Using cellphone and typing too fast***
Bleach is a short lived product--It stops working very quickly so it will not kill the eggs.
It just smells bad is all.
It is not terrible but can lower hatch rate some and may make them a bit less vigorous.
You are already ahead of the curve though since the eggs were not shipped. You also were able to control flock health which is a huge factor.
I will start the google doc soon.
Edited by the jolly onion - 12/8/15 at 3:24pm
Well, my faverolle eggs are all intact. And ALL are porous. egg cells are difficult to discern (im using a maglite until i buy an actual candler light tomorrow). I checked my swede eggs too, and only one is not porous. Not sure what to make of that. Stored cleanly, and clean nesting area with no visible soiling of eggs. I hope i get some viable chicks. Not sure what to do to help w that, other than keep really super clean technique like i try to do anyway.
They should still hatch fine.
Watch the air cell development--You might need to increase humidity.