Exploding egg in lockdown -- advice needed.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by filumene, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. filumene

    filumene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two incubators going right now. One had a bad egg in it that I removed early in incubation. Had a lingering smell, but thought it was from the egg I removed. So both sets of eggs go into lockdown and an egg explodes in the other incubator. Do I leave it until others hatch? Will this kill the chicks waiting to hatch? Should I attempt to transfer the eggs to the other incubator? They are both finishing day 19, starting day 20. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Have any in the incubators pipped? If not moving them really quick from one incubator to the other won't hurt, just keep them in the same position. I have opened my incubators during lockdown all the time, even though you're not 'supposed' to, and I haven't lost a chick yet because of it. Even if you do have a pip, being really quick about it should be fine.
     
  3. filumene

    filumene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, none have pipped. Maybe I will do a quick swap. I can't imagine that the rotten egg would be gold for the chicks. Thanks.
     
  4. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes a quick swap will be fine.
     

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