My bator stinks??? I am so sad please please hatchers your idea's

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hsm5grls, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one poor egg survive shipping, I put it in the bator last Thursday, It has been running real good humidity, temps all has been good, but there is a real smelly liquid in the egg carton that is holding the egg I thought maybe it was the yoke that got on the egg from the broken eggs it was shipped with. I wiped most of it off but didn't want to wash the egg. We candled this morning just to take a peek and we saw a dark area around the wider part of the egg is that an air sack or is my egg a gonner? This is a red frizzle egg.
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You need to get rid of the egg...its bad and seeping...you will really have a Big mess if you don't...it is NOT going to develop..Sorry...

    Edited to add...it has had a hairline crack in it that you have not noticed is why it stinks...

    Try again when you get some really good eggs from someone else...This happens so don't feel bad....
     
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The air sac should be clear when you look though it, kind of like you see an air pocket. At a 5 days old, unless you have a real good light, you should see a small black dot which is the embryo's eye. Stink is not really a good sign... You did take the egg out of the carton and throw the carton right? So you are saying the egg stinks?

    Here is an egg at 6 days old:

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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Make sure from Silkies pics of candling but I'm thinking a funky smell means no good egg....
     
  5. homecatmom

    homecatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkiechicken, your pictures are worth a thousand words! [​IMG]
     
  6. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we cracked it open and IT STUNK BAD!! But there was a lttle development did I just kill it? The baby in there was about the size of a dime maybe a little smaller. Any ideas It was surrounded by a white milky looking stuff and like I said it stunk.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

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    You didn't kill it....It may have started growth and then died ...thats why its smelling.....its had a hairline crack that you couldn't detect...
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You did not kill it. It had already deceased and was beginning to decay-that's why it smelled bad.
     
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think I would be soo sad. You know you start out and they are "just chickens" but then you start loving the ones you have and i keep thinking what a pretty baby it would have been. I am crying and i don't do that often. I am just so disappointed
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We all have those false starts when we start hatching. You do it again and it'll go better.
     

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