OH NO! Rotten eggs? But today is the big day 21!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by youngjedi32002, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. youngjedi32002

    youngjedi32002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    149
    5
    101
    May 2, 2011
    East Coast
    OH NO!!! I have been on lock down now for 3 days, and today is the BIG day. My temp and humidity have been incredibly (and surprisingly) consistent and I have been quite happy with and hopeful about the whole thing! But I just slipped my hand in to wipe some condensation off the window of the incubator and it is stinky. It smells like bad eggs but I don't know which one! Is it one, is it all??? I do not know! I don't know what to do!!! Oh, boy, do i need HELP!
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    I cannot help on this subject, but i wish you well and I will bump your post up to top ...Best wishes [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If nobody has pipped through the shell yet, look very closely, you can quickly go in and sniff down the eggs to find the culprit.
     
  4. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,985
    187
    233
    Mar 24, 2009
    Cartersville, Georgia
    Did you candle the eggs prior to lockdown? Are you sure that all of them were developed or could you have an eggs that never developed in there?

    If today is day 21, I certainly wouldnt open up the bator and take a chance of drying out the eggs during hatching. If you can stand the smell perhaps those that are going to hatch will do it quickly

    Not much you can do at this point other than hope the viable ones will get here quickly. Do you see pips in any eggs yet? If today is day 21 you should begin seeing that
     
  5. youngjedi32002

    youngjedi32002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    149
    5
    101
    May 2, 2011
    East Coast
    I did candle prior to lock down but it was hard to see much of anything other than an air pocket. From what I could tell, things looked pretty good. When i started lock down, there was a dip in temp and then there was a spike. I just don't know what to think. I don't have any pips yet. I am just keeping my fingers crossed at this point!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by