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Every time I incubate I seem to have a lot of dripping/stinking eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bahamabanty, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every time I incubate I seem to have a lot of dripping eggs or eggs that go bad.
    I use the brinsea eco and I use my own backyard eggs. Out of 9 to 10 eggs I usually have 3 or 4 hatching,
    around 3 stinkers/drippers and a couple that never hatch. Is this my chickens or is my incubator dirty (bacteria)?
    This happened 4 times in a row now. Just wondering what could be the cause.
     
  2. RavenBlue

    RavenBlue Out Of The Brooder

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    Humidity too high, maybe? I had the humidity too high at the beginning of a hatch earlier in the summer and most of them went bad.
     
  3. RavenBlue

    RavenBlue Out Of The Brooder

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    I scrubbed and disinfected with bleach after though too to make sure no bacteria left behind.
     
  4. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That could be. We already have high humidity..
    Maybe I should try a dry hatch.
     
  5. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you keep your incubator clean?
     
  6. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have the brinsea eco mini, I use bleach and I screw off the plate that covers the heating element that is usually covered with dust/chick fluff
     
  7. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just asked because I have seen some incubators that the owner could not figure out what was wrong with it; find they have not washed it once since they got it, however many years ago...
     

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