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Nasty smell coming from the incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenCrazy01, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. ChickenCrazy01

    ChickenCrazy01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my incubator locked in the linen closet so the kids can't mess with it and it is draft free. I hatched out poults last week and when the hatch was over I cleaned the incubator out with oxine and let it sit out in the sun for the day. I set this hatch of chicken eggs(51) Friday night and the past few days I have noticed when I open the closet door I smell a nasty smell and when I get closer to the incubator I smell it worse. I think I may have a bad egg or two but how can I tell? I don't see any eggs seeping or cracks but I am afraid I am going to have one explode or the "bad" one contaminate my whole incubator and kill off the good ones. I will add oxine to the water today.
     
  2. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    you can probabley smell the bad one. Sniff it out and through it away before it explodes.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Take them out and smell them 1 by 1. Find the stinky and toss it!
     
  4. ChickenCrazy01

    ChickenCrazy01 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is time for my mid day turning of the eggs so I will give each one a sniff as I turn them. Lord I hope I don't get sick on them.
     
  5. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X's 2! Pronto!
     
  6. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    On Day 15 I kept smelling a manure/eggy smell coming from our bator. I didn't have any cracks or seeping on the eggs. I picked each one up and smelled them and found our #5 Leghorn gave off a terrible "poop" odor. The advice I got was take it out & don't risk the other eggs. I'm glad I did remove it b/c it was definitely dead when I took it outside to eggtopsidy it. The chick looked like it had died around Day 9 and it stunk even worse inside the egg.
     
  7. ChickenCrazy01

    ChickenCrazy01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Eek I found the culprit. I was my Blue Copper Maran egg I knew it was IT without even getting it too close to my nose. When I threw it out it popped. I am glad I got it out of the incubator before it popped and I had to clean that mess up.
     
  8. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    that is the worst smell ever. I have thrown up on that several times!!!
     

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