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Can your nose smell a bad egg

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I'm on day 18 today.  woot but I have a bad smell. 

When I take the eggs out of the turner tonight will I be able to smell which egg is bad?

I WILL BE VERY CAREFUL.

Maybe it's just the bator that smells bad because I don't know what a bad egg smells like. sickbyc

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When you smell each egg, you will know the bad one for sure.  It smells like a rotten egg.  ewww.   You could also do a finally candling before moving them to the hatcher to make sure you only have good eggs in the hatcher to eliminate risk of contamination.  Good luck with your hatch.

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Thanks, I can't find my flashlight.  I think my 7 yr old son took it.  I'm going to buy a better one today so I can candle them.  They are blue eggs and it was hard to see through them at 7 days when I had my light. .

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post #4 of 8

The bad ones often leak a very nasty fluid also.  That's a SURE way to know they are bad!  That's happened to me with current hatch in the incubator.

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Good luck! I couldn't see into my EE egg to save my life. You should definitely be able to smell the rotten one.

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Well I was able to smell the rotten one.  Out of 12 EE eggs 3 were still clear and ONE was rotten.  I carryed it so carefully to the garbage.  I got the new flashlight with 80 L.  I still could not see through the eggs but I could see the air cell but everything else was dark.  Good luck everyone.  Three more days to go.  ya  he  yaheya  he  ya

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Good luck! jumpy

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post #8 of 8

When I had my last batch in the bator, they smelled as the heat wasn't steady and they couldn't form fast enough for the hatch date...ewwww, it was horrible. I had to "dispose" of the unhatched chicks. Last time I hatch, destroyed the bator so no  one else could use it! Good luck, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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