Mild stink in hatcher and other problems--New to incubating Help!

Freyda

In the Brooder
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Sep 9, 2008
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Hi Everyone, I've been searching posts for some answers but I still have a few questions.

I'm using a little giant incubator--still air, no egg turner.

1. I put 15 eggs into the bator last wed night (Oct 15), the temp accidently went up to 105 over night. The next morning I stabalized it and it has been at 102 since. Did I cook these eggs or will they still survive?

2. There is a mild stank coming from the bator. Is this normal? Is it too early for that egg seeping problem?

3. When should I candle first and what should I expect to see.

Thanks-you so much in advance for any help you can offer!!!

Chantal
 

Crest Acres Girl

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Mar 5, 2008
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uh o...stinky=bad. Pick up each egg carefully and smell! From what I read in posts in BYC, stinky = explosion! Might want to use a plastic bag or something @[email protected]

also I'd candle for cracks n stuff =x

I would also like to know about the temp thing
mine went to 103 last night...hope it doesn't do damage


Good luck
 

MissPrissy

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May 7, 2007
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Be VERY careful. Stink = rotten egg. Super carefully you can sniff each egg. You will know the egg that stinks. Handle with care! Exploding stinky egg is no fun. Ease it into a trashbag and tie up.
 

Freyda

In the Brooder
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Sep 9, 2008
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Ok, thanks. But are they too new to be exploding eggs? They have only been in the bator for two days?
 

CindyS

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Apr 14, 2008
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where did you get the eggs? if you got them from someone they gave you some bad ones! a fresh egg can not get stinky after a few days. I think they will be ok with the 105 temp for a short while.
 

KKluckers

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Quote:I have eggs go bad after a week in the bator. If you smell you will find.
 

Morning Dove

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Oct 13, 2008
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I used to work with industrial incubators that hold about 6,000 eggs and when ours went up to 105, we had to toss them all out because they were cooked....

Dove
 

Freyda

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Sep 9, 2008
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Update: Three out of ten eggs have hatched and many more are pipping! Beginners luck!!!! I did not cook them after all!
 

KKluckers

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See you can never give on those eggies. Just never know. Congrats on the hatch.
 

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