Need Advice on smell in bator-Day 17 and 9

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by superstarfarm, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. superstarfarm

    superstarfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have bantam eggs on their 17th day and quail/pheasant on their ninth day in my bator. I know, I know right there is a problem I just got a little out of control after I bought my Little Giant. Yesterday I noticed a slight smell when I opened the bator to turn the eggs. Candled them, most look good. The pheasant are to dark but they are only on day 9 so I wouldn’t think them rotten. I am worried that this is the quiet before the storm. If I have a rotten egg explode I will cry. My bator sits in the middle of the house where I run my daycare. The children’s diapers are bad enough but a rotten egg might put me out of business. LOL.

    Please someone tell me this is normal….
     
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  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to pick up each egg and smell it and when you find it thow it away quickly. That is the only way I was able to tell which coturnix egg was bad in mine. As soon as I took it out the smell in the bator went away so it was only 1 egg bad in mine.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  4. superstarfarm

    superstarfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...I just smelled them all and had one nasty pheasant. I double bagged it and broke it open, green slime everywhere. I have learned so much from this site but I think this was a real life saver



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