I AM FREAKING OUT... Bad smell in incubator! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by astylishgirl, May 17, 2009.

  1. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    In my latest incubator with the most recent eggs in it, there is a BAD smell. How do I tell which egg it is??? When I candle, I can't tell ANYTHING. I haven't even tried with these eggs because I am scared one will explode.

    HOW DO I TELL???? Or do I just throw out the whole batch? Put one in water to see if it floats??

    I can try to candle... but what does a rotten egg look like????
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smell each one and that should tell you which one it is!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't throw out all of your eggs. Follow your nose! It will lead you to the right one. Just be careful when you pick them the eggs up so it doesn't explode while you get it.
     
  4. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I am TERRIFIED of one exploding!!! LOL
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you should be able to smell the bad one. This happend to me on my first hatch that I eventually fried...

    Just lean in and sniff until you feel like it is one and carefully pick it up to sniff. Say a prayer first [​IMG]

    If you have one explode all over you, do take a pic for us to see [​IMG]

    I will cross my fingers for you that that doesn't happen though [​IMG]
     
  6. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I found two that smelled. One that really smelled and the other I THINK smelled. I threw them both out.

    Why am I so scared of one exploding???? [​IMG]
     
  7. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Because an exploded egg will splatter on everything with vile smelling and bacteria laden goo.
    Your incubator will be hard to clean
    the chicks will be hard to clean
    the smell will be awful
    the eggs that are unhatched can not be washed so you have to live with it
    it's nasty

    I had egg glaze on all my eggs from a shipping breakage and they have smelled during this hatch
    nothing is vile at this point so they are still in but I did have one wearing a paper dixie cup hat til hatch day.

    good luck
     
  8. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    paper dixie cup hat ![​IMG]:lol:[​IMG]:lol:
     
  9. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had my first experience with smelly eggs in this last batch of eggs I incubated---It's like it never ended. I'd throw one out then another, then I gotta leaker, then a seeper!!!!!!!!!! I'm down to 4 eggs out of 16-----worst hatch ever. I'm hoping I get 4 live chicks on Thursday!! [​IMG]
     
  10. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an egg that smelled just a little bit last week so I pulled it out to open it. Wanted to see about when it quit developing. It didn't explode ALL over but it did get on my freshly showered son that was watching. The next eggs we opened outside [​IMG]
     

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