Bug Bomb set off - will it hurt the eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annieroo, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. annieroo

    annieroo Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband told me he set off some bug bombs in the house. When I asked him what he did with the eggs I have incubating, he said he put them in the bathroom and had placed a towel under the door crack. I'm concerned that the towel wouldnt' be enough to keep the fumes from coming into the bathroom. I guess my question is between the incubator and egg shell would that be enough to protect the chicks from the fumes. They are due to hatch on Friday and I was going to take the eggs out of the turner tonight.[​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I think they'll be fine. When we had to bomb just one area the towel really blocked it.

    Hate doing it, but the fleas are having a bumper crop year!
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. annieroo

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    I hope you are right! They are Blue Cochin and White Crested Polish eggs I bought off ebay. This is my 3rd time trying to hatch and things have been looking really good since i bought a new thermometer/hygrometer. My 1st two hatches this spring/summer I got 1 then 2 out of 10 eggs both times. So far, it's looking like I might have 10 out of 16, but I may be getting ahead of myself. With the new thermometer, I'm positive the humidity was way to high my first two tries so I'm really hopeful these will make it.
     

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