Rotten egg smell from the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickiechik, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Silkie eggs in my incubator for a week now. A friend received shipped Orpington eggs with 2 of them broken. We put the remaining eggs in the same incubator. There was a terrible rotten smell, and I found 1 egg that had residue from the broken eggs and removed it. It smelled horrible! The bator still smells, so I was wondering if that will cause bacteria to ruin the remaining eggs in the incubator?? Any suggestions to get rid of the smell??
     
  2. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had the same problem honestly...I left mine and they were ok! [​IMG] I ALWAYS disinfect my bator before I put a new batch in and if one burts *fingers crossed on this batch* I take out the surrounding eggs clean them off and in the bator asap. If it so happens to get everywhere Id start fresh but I candle my eggs every day til lockdown for this reason..had a really horrible hatch once...out of 350 only 25 hatched..had a friend watching my eggs while I was on vacation for 2 weeks and well she left a rotten egg in the bator... -_-
     
  3. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU! I disinfect mine as well. We will be candeling in 5 days to see if everything is o.k. Keeping my fingers crossed [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't candle everyday but I do candle about every 4-5 days. Many here will totally disagree. Sometimes if I can't get to candle, I do crack the bator and take a good sniff.[​IMG]
     
  5. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A lot of people are against disinfecting..I dont know why but they are lol! [​IMG] But I work in an actual chicken barn and honestly...cleanliness is top priority...we even wash our eggs the hens lay on the floor rather than in the nests (14,000 to a barn those eggs can add up if the hens are dumb). I got told washing eggs was bad...yes it can be if you scrub to hard..BUT I do it anyways..Im pretty good at it otherwise.. [​IMG]
     
  6. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering, what exactly is candeling? Thanks
     
  7. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candeling is when after 5-7 days in the incubator you place a light against the egg to see if there is life in it (embryo/baby). Its not hard to do I take an egg after 7 days and hold a flashlight up to it in a dark room to see if i can see veins (sign of life) or a hearbeat <3
     
  8. Mayerling

    Mayerling Out Of The Brooder

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    What o you use to disinfect the gator? I had a rotten that has ruined the smell of the incubator after taking everything purand washing well. Didn't want to use bleach, thought the residue fumes may affect the chicks.
     

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