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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GotCochins?, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. GotCochins?

    GotCochins? Out Of The Brooder

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    a hovabator still air would have a ether smell? i borrowed a second bator to use as a hatcher and when i plugged it in it had a ether smell.seemed it got worse the longer it ran.dont know if it was some sort of cleaner that was used or not but i cant think of a reason why or what would cause it.obviously, i cant use it til its aired out but thought i would ask.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The wafer has gone bad-replace it pronto! The ether leaked out and air out that bator really well to get rid of any lingering ether smells. That happened to me with a brand new wafer and the company rushed a new one to me because I was expecting shipped eggs in three days. Never forget that smell.
     
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  3. GotCochins?

    GotCochins? Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much. i never knew what liquid was in the wafer but that is the only thing it really could be.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Feedstores around here carry the wafers. They're about $6 each and easy to replace.
     
  5. GotCochins?

    GotCochins? Out Of The Brooder

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    thankee,thankee,thankee
     

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