Cleaning the incubator mid-hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teradragon, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello. Just wondering about my dirty incubator... I had 4 chicks hatch yesterday, I have 2 from today and 2 with their beaks poking out of the egg... the incubator is soiled with poopies and it smells... will the late hatchers be ok? If I can give it a quick wipe out with just water it would probably improve the smell. Just don't want new chicks getting ill off being around poo!

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

    Joanne.
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine, you shouldn't open the incubator during the hatch. You can easily shrink wrap the chicks that way.
     
  3. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    oops... I opened it to take out spent egg shells and dry chicks...
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a spray bottle to mist the eggs with warm water. If there are ones that are pipped or zipping you might have a problem though. Watch them to see if any that were moving have stopped. The eggs that haven't pipped yet will be fine. Just make sure that your humidity is cranked up in there.
     
  5. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    the pipped ones have hatched now, so won't be opening up again until morning to put them in the brooder. I'm not expecting any more hatching, but I guess you never know!
     
  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, you can think positive and maybe there will be late hatchers :D
     
  7. teradragon

    teradragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hahah. Thinking poitive [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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