Running water over eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rebeccaok, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. rebeccaok

    rebeccaok In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2016
    Day 16. Got a huge ant infestation in bater. In kitchen. Put eggs in colander, washed bater. Rinsed eggs off w 103 deg water. Started peeping like crazy. What the heck? Only hatched 1 other time. 30 eggs, 100%hatch rate. Put back in bater. No pips. Any idea????
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    Ants in the bator?! :eek: Who knew. :hmm

    What day are you on now? Chicken eggs? :fl
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ants may be after the water in bator, put out a different dish of water for them.
    I draw a line of liquid dish soap on counter to keep them away from stuff.
    Where are you located?

    Peeping means internal pips, a bit early...maybe your bator was running a bit hot.
    Time will tell.
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  4. rebeccaok

    rebeccaok In the Brooder

    Nov 7, 2016
    I'm In Oklahoma. They hatched the next day. Lost 1. Doing great.

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