Incubator Smell

Discussion in 'Quail' started by willow_lane, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home today and was a little worried . My Hova-Bator has been keeping good temp and humidity and I am on day 10 of my quail hatch. The thing that has me worried is the smell. For some reason today their is a smell coming from the incubator. It is kind hard to describe the smell, it is not overpowering but it smell sort of rotten.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pick up each egg and smell them. You will find the culprit........when you do throw it away.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Day 10 Of The Hatch???? There's Probably A Great Many Culprits....
     
  4. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure OP meant day 10 of the incubation
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Carefully handle each one and smell it. If it smells bad, carefully discard it. Exploding eggs is a terrible smell to get out.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WE NEED CLARIFICATION 'CAUSE THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE......
     
  7. thebirdfarm

    thebirdfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    definently wan't to get the smelly eggs out soon. I once left them in for too long and one exploded in the bator. It gets all over the other eggs and is just a mess. Plus I think with that smell they are rotting and it can affect the other eggs with the bacteria they are growing.
     
  8. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry, yes day 10 of the incubation period.
     
  9. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best to get the bad ones out of there as soon as possible so the others are not contaminated!
     

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