help- mold in bator

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by City Chicken, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was not there when we started, but we have what appears to be mold growing in the incubator on the turner. the quail eggs have only been in 2 days, i don't want to risk disturbing them, but i also don't want them to be ill from it. they are not washed, so i assume there is some protection there?

    what would you do?
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it were me, I'd clean the mold out. That environment would create a really out of control situation by the time the eggs hatch.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    X2 Take the eggs out and wipe the turner down with a bleach solution, then with a clean cloth to remove the bleach. If possible remove the turner and hand turn the eggs.
     
  4. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i did. i took the turner out, leaving the eggs in.. heat escaped, but hopefully they will be ok.
    i bleached it and scrubbed it, dried it and returned it to the bator to turn the eggs. hoping the little temp flux isn't too severe for the eggs.
    i would imagine it isn't much worse than the mom getting up for a few min to eat or poo- which i think they do.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yes, broody hens get up to eat, drink etc at least once a day. The eggs are designed to be o.k. during these cool down periods.
     

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