First time!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Julesrdh27, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Julesrdh27

    Julesrdh27 New Egg

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    First time hatching.. doing great!! However today the incubator has a funny smell. Not sure if its from the hatched eggs and the poop or if something is wrong> Help!!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] That funky smell doesn't sound good and neither does the "poop". Are your hatching eggs dirty? I would wash as much of the droppings off as possible before continuing the incubation. Washing them carefully will not harm them (I've done it a time or two before and had good hatches). A warm and humid incubator environment is a perfect place for breeding bacteria and that could run into contaminating the eggs and a possible messy situation.

    Also, are your hatching fresh?
     
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    Julesrdh27 New Egg

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    OH NO!!
    I did get fresh fertilized eggs from my farmer. I did not clean them before putting them in incubator :(
    Are they not suppose to poop?
    I am so worried now
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It's better if they are clean when you you incubate them. But don't worry, you can take them out and clean them carefully and remove any drop-offs from the incubator and continue incubating them as normal.
     

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