Incubator smell during hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by williamsl77, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normal to stink a fair amount?
     
  2. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, sounds like you have a bad egg.
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Sniff each egg and look for seepage. I wear latex gloves if i find a stinker, you don't want that on your skin:sick
     
  4. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it is not normal during hatch. But what about after hatch?

    Just got done with my first hatch and after a few of my chicks hatched I noticed it was getting a little stinky inside the incubator, but being a newbie I thought that it must be normal. By the time my chicks were dry the incubator stunk the whole room up. I had 4 eggs that didn't hatch, but I never opened them up to see what happened inside.
     
  5. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't smell like rot. It smells kinda like warm chicken poop. I think it must be normal but strong because I'm having a three day hatch. Woke up this am to three more out and two more zipped.
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Once you go into lockdown, the bator stinks. It smells like afterbirth, mildew, blood, and poo.
     
  7. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Quote:I agree. Once the chicks started hatching, I noticed a smell in my Hovabator. Once it was cleaned, smell was gone.
     

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