Incubator smell during hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peppermint, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    I have 6 chickies hatched so far out of 21 eggs. Day 21 today with good temps and humidity, no new pips. My question: The incubator smells like a wet diaper. Not necessarily foul, but not exactly pleasant either. Is this just the normal hatch smell or should I be looking for a stinker egg?

    Thank you!
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Incubators do develop a certain funk while the eggs are hatching. That's normal.

    If it really begins to smell foul then start looking for your stink bomb and get it out of there before it goes.
  3. f8thnjc

    f8thnjc Chirping

    Mar 12, 2011
    Hope it's not a stinker...[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  4. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Mine smells like warm Styrofoam lol
  5. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've had two stinkers and you kinda know. They smell kinda like sulfurous fart...honestly thats the best way to describe it.
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    i had an egg that stunk really bad but the chick was still a live... threw the egg out any ways.... it stunk rlly bad lol

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