In lockdown and got a stinker

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

  1. bluegrasslady

    bluegrasslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second what Ridgerunner said. If you leave that egg in and it explodes worse things would happen.
     
  4. bluegrasslady

    bluegrasslady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found it. Hopefully I haven't shrink wrapped anybody[​IMG]
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    you are probably fine. some people dry hatch their eggs and everything comes out great.
     

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