Need some advice!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have about 30 eggs in a LG bator, due next Saturday. I candled them all a few days ago and threw out all the clear ones that I could see, but there were a few green eggs that I couldn't see anything through. So I put them back in the bator, but now one of the eggs is stinkin... and I don't know which one! What should I do now? I am afraid to throw all the green eggs out because some of them may be alive, but OTOH if a rotten one breaks in there it could ruin a lot of my hatch. I have been sniffing at the bator to be sure that none of the green eggs were rotten, so I caught this one in the early stages of stink lol. It isn't terrible yet, but I certainly don't want it to get there!
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I say take eatch green egg out one at a time let it be out in there air for a few minutes and give it a good sniff , it should be obvoius.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I agree give each egg a sniff. The stinker will be easy to spot. Try candling them again in a pitch black room at night. That is the only way I can see inside green eggs.
  4. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    I found the culprit and tossed it, man was it rotten! It smelled nasty. I hope it was the only one, all the other green ones smelled fine but I may have missed a clear brown egg. I will wait and see if the lingering rotten smell in the bator goes away. I would really rather not have to sniff all the eggs in there lol. That could take a while, and besides someone might see me sniffing the eggs! Haha
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA

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