1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

HELP! First time incubating and freaking out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blondie1026, May 23, 2016.

  1. Blondie1026

    Blondie1026 Just Hatched

    27
    2
    16
    May 21, 2016
    I have a smell coming from the incubator and I'm almost positive it's a rotten egg. My eggs went into lockdown last night and they didn't smell then. Do I open the Incubator and figure it out to take the egg out? How long from when the small starts do I have until this egg explodes? Wednesday should be day 21. Any advice would be amazing
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,098
    2,279
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Yep I would open and check for a bad egg. It may or may not explode so I would not risk it :sick
     
  3. Blondie1026

    Blondie1026 Just Hatched

    27
    2
    16
    May 21, 2016
    Okay I opened and found the smell, it was one I just candled yesterday and thought it was okay. [​IMG] Apparently I'm in need of more reading to figure out where I went wrong.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,098
    2,279
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Pleased to hear you got the stinker out :clap

    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
  5. Blondie1026

    Blondie1026 Just Hatched

    27
    2
    16
    May 21, 2016
    Thanks! One of my eggs has a crack that just appeared within the last few hours....just about time! :D
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    17,098
    2,279
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop

    :pop
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by