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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jbol, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. jbol

    jbol Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi this is my first time at hatching eggs. I have had a bad egg which I disposed of and I cleaned the incubator out and replace the non slip mat for a new one. The smell did go but when I woke up today there is gunk on my eggs (I have 2 eggs in my incubator ) I have checked them for cracks and pips and there is non. What could this be?
     
  2. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a contaminated batch. Stop the hatch and completely clean the incubator. To prevent this in the future, candle the eggs. If you keep bad ones in there they will "explode" and bacteria will get all over the good eggs.
     
  3. jbol

    jbol Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot see any more bad eggs I'm there I found one and I took it out and cleaned the incubator. So I don't know why there still gunk producing on the outside of eggs
     
  4. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bacteria has established inside your eggs and incubator. Replace the air filters. Everything needs to be bleached the eggs are no good. My recommendation to you is shut everything down and sanitize the heck out of the incubator. It is not going to get better. It will only get worse.
     
  5. jbol

    jbol Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I replace the filters it's a mini incubator and can't get to the filters am I better off buying new? Will the eggs inside the incubator have to be disposed of now ?
     
  6. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check your manufacturer's instructions. Every incubator is slightly different. Can you post the pictures of the infected eggs? If you do not feel comfortable with that, it is fine. It would help other users on here to better understand this. I am very sorry for your loss. I recommend doing research on candling and the incubation process, so you do not have to go through this again.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I don't have any advice to add. You might want to post on one of the "hatching threads,"
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry you are having incubator woes. Hope future hatches go better for you!
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Sorry I can't help. :hugs
     

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