rotten egg in bator- I think

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hollyk, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. hollyk

    hollyk Songster

    Nov 21, 2008
    Canton, Texas
    There is a not so pleasant odor in the bator when I open it to add water. I set these on Dec 4th- 36 total

    Last time I set chicken eggs 29 of the 36 eggs hatched and I never candled or anything and I don't remember a smell.

    I have hatched chicken eggs once and guinea eggs twice. Both time with no incident. My daughter incubated geese eggs and did have a couple of rotten ones.

    What makes the difference between an egg that doesn't hatch and doesn't smell and a rotten egg?[​IMG]

  2. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    Niland, CA
    You will want to find out which egg(s) are smelly and get them out right away. If they explode, they will contaminate the rest of the good eggs.
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    very gently pick up each one and smell it. could be more than one bad. not all bad eggs smell bad. you could also candle them.
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    when you find a smelly one I would wash my hands before picking up the rest to smell them.

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