Fifth Day in Bator and Something Smells...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by islandmama, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. islandmama

    islandmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! This is our first time incubating. We set eggs on Tues morning 4/3 and last night 4/7 there was a stinky-ish smell. What's happening? I have candled the eggs, all but two looked fertile. I put a ? on the two I was concerned about. Maybe I should pitch those two before something bad happens. Any other ideas?
     
  2. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should give every egg a sniff test. The stinker should be easy to detect, and handle them very carefully so you don't get a rotten explosion.
     
  3. islandmama

    islandmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Found the stinker! In less than a minute I had sniffed out the bad egg. I am so relieved. I was worried that something major was wrong with my whole batch. Peeeeewww....got it outta there and we no longer have a "stinkubator!" Thanks!!
     

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