PeeeeUuuuuu in the bator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScoobyRoo, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    This is my first experience hatching eggs and when removing the dried chicks from the bator a BAD odor hit me![​IMG] I don't recall reading on this forum to be expecting bad smell. BTW out of 42 eggs, 3 did not develope, 1 was dropped early (oops) and one did not hatch that makes 37 chicks hatched. I'm proud of myself and DD. All we had was a still air LG. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wow that is great. Not sure what the smell is though. Congrats!
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Main cause is you have been cooking eggs for 21 days at 100 degrees. Just let your bator air out for a couple of days when your through and all will be well.
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Do you think one of the undeveloped eggs in there is rotten?
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wow! That's 88%!

    Were they your own eggs?
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Wow, that is an impressive hatch! Congrats [​IMG]
  7. innof8happinesses

    innof8happinesses Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    I have eggs that are due different days... Didn't think of the consequences til after I started them...

    Anyway, the one that hatched needed to get out b/c she was tipping the incubator. So I temporarily wrapped the remaining eggs in diaper cloths and did a quick rinse in the incubator to rid it from any unseen bacteria...

    Now a day later,... it smells! I don't know why! I am thinking one of the remaining eggs is rotten??? Gosh I hope it doesn't explode and hurt the other egg!!!!

    I'm with ya, it stinks though and it can't be good!
  8. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    oh yes the smell of 18 hour old goo, and poop in 80% hum at 100 [​IMG]
  9. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    I would pick up each egg and take a whiff - you will soon know which is the bad egg and hopefully you won't pass out from the odor!
  10. joshua.w.garner

    joshua.w.garner On a time out

    Feb 5, 2009
    Newnan, Ga
    Those are awesome numbers! I average 66%.

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