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In lockdown and got a stinker

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluegrasslady, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. bluegrasslady

    bluegrasslady Chirping

    May 17, 2013
    Auburn ky
    So I am on second day of lockdown, went to rewet my sponge and there is a not so wholesome smell:(. I don't know which egg has gone bad....:(. Am I going to ruin the viable chicks by inspecting eggs at this point? I know that they move into hatch position during the last three days.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    In an ideal situation you don’t open the incubator during lockdown because it is possible, not absolutely sure and in many cases not that likely, but possible you might shrink wrap a pipped egg. However, I don’t always live in an “ideal” world. I live in the world “I deal” with. So do you.

    Get that bad egg out of there. A sniff test should tell you which one it is. The risk of shrink wrapping a pipped egg is much less than the danger of that egg exploding or just stinking up everything.
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Songster 8 Years

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    I second what Ridgerunner said. If you leave that egg in and it explodes worse things would happen.
  4. bluegrasslady

    bluegrasslady Chirping

    May 17, 2013
    Auburn ky
    I found it. Hopefully I haven't shrink wrapped anybody[​IMG]
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing 5 Years

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    you are probably fine. some people dry hatch their eggs and everything comes out great.

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