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Day 11 - an unpleasant odor coming from incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yazee1, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. yazee1

    yazee1 New Egg

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    We are hatching our first batch of eggs. Today is day 11. When I walked into the room where the incubator is, I got a whiff of something unpleasant. What is that?

    TIA
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Likely one of your eggs have gone bad.
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Rotten egg maybe. [​IMG] I've never hatched eggs so I'm just guessing.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Check your eggs. One has gone bad. I wouldn't wait too long to do so either. Bad eggs have been known to explode and that is one mess you do not want to clean up. Yuck!
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agree, doesn't sound good. Pick each one up and take a sniff...you'll find the culprit.

    Jody
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:And when you are doing this, this is very important!!!! Have someone with a video camera taping you for America's Funny Videos!
    K
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I agree you've got a bad one .....do the sniff test...carefully....and get rid of it quickly!! If it's bad enough you can smell it when you come in the room it's pretty far gone already.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yup!.... Your going to have to dispose of that egg very carefully, I'd have a plastic baggie close by and put it in there so it won't explode on you...Been there...Done that!...

    Funky bator smell always means bad egg....
     
  9. yazee1

    yazee1 New Egg

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    Thanks. The offenders have been removed.

    Monica
     
  10. SugarLandChickenMan

    SugarLandChickenMan Out Of The Brooder

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    So, every FAQ states on what to do when hatching, but is there a FAQ on what BAD things to look out for? I don't want to redecorate an area with an overripe pre-omlet.
     

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