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Gnats in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KenleighFarms, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. KenleighFarms

    KenleighFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever had this? I know I haven't. When I went to fill up the water tray this evening, I noticed about 8 little dead bodies in the water tray. I just went back to check on the temperature (day 5 here) and there is one flying around in the incubator. One point is these were eggs that I purchased from a local breeder but there are a few of my own chicken eggs in there. Will they harm the eggs? NO eggs have cracks or didn't when I set them and there is no smell coming from the incubator either. Advice please =).
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen tiny little black flying insects in my incubator once, though they probably won't hurt the eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  3. KenleighFarms

    KenleighFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    whew thanks! Just sort of weird seeing them in there since I don't have them any where else in my home. I wonder if one of the eggs had a larvae on it and then it hatched and had babies? When I candle I will see if I can kill the one/s that are flying around because I don't want them there when the babies hatch.
     
  4. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did this turn out for you? I see a couple gnats in mine and am unsure about setting the eggs. (An egg exploded in my last batch and Drew gnats but I cleaned the bator thoroughly so I don't know why they're back again without eggs!)
     
  5. AshleyMarie17

    AshleyMarie17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did this turn out for you? I see a couple gnats in mine and am unsure about setting the eggs. (An egg exploded in my last batch and Drew gnats but I cleaned the bator thoroughly so I don't know why they're back again without eggs!)
     

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