Day 19 of hatch...rotten egg smell :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carolynb, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    So...it's day 19 and we have a rotten egg smell...again. We had one last week and sniffed it out. I don't know what to do now with it being the last few days of the hatch...It's our first hatch and everyone has said not to open the incubator during the last 3 days. Any advice?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Day 19 or not, if I was smelling a bad egg I'd be getting it out before it pops.
     
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If no eggs are pipped yet I would get in there and sniff it out and get it out of there. Try to disturb the eggs as little as possible and get the lid back on asap. You should have plenty of time to get the humidity back up.
    db
     
  4. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    Thank you so much!!! Unfortunately...I have to wait until this afternoon when I get home from work. Hopefully my husband will have a short day and be able to do it sooner!
     
  5. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! Hope you guys can get this sorted out SOON! Make sure to spritz the eggs with warm water if any have pipped. Good luck!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  6. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    Thanks, Cherlyn!! We'll make sure to do that if any have pipped. [​IMG] I really hope everything works out ok....the next couple of days are going to be tough!! I am a worrier!!
     
  7. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    We sniffed it out....brought it out into the woods and cracked it open. There was a very small embryo in it. We had the incubator open for about 1 full minute. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope it's ok now!!
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    I had that happen and the smell [​IMG] Best of luck! I just went on lockdown tonight!
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I try to open only a window of the incubator so it doesn't wash out all the hot humid air.

    Glad you got it out fast!
     
  10. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    We have a Brower Top Hatch incubator...so we had no choice but to take the whole cover off [​IMG] I'm not sure I'll use this incubator again. I'm glad we got that egg out!! It was gross....

    Good luck on your hatch Sillystunt!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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