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Should there be a smell coming from the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmer_lew, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

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    When we open the incubator there is a definite sour smell coming from the incubator. I hear that if the eggs smell, chuck 'em. Is this true? Is there supposed to be no odor at all?
     
  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    No Odor that I know of unless you have a rotting egg in there. Have you candled the eggs and do they all look fertile? How far along are they?
     
  3. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    There should be NO odor.

    Very carefully, identify the culprit and remove it - VERY delicately.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    You may see one seeping, but by all means sniff them individually, and get that one out. But do be careful. You'll be much happier if you dispose of it without breaking it!
     
  5. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

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    We only had two eggs left in a three egg set. Unsure which was the culprit of the odor. Candled both and didn't see any more development than at the last candling. That being said, we terminated the incubation. We shall acquire more eggs and reset in our new Exo-Terra incubator. Will set at least a dozen next time.
     
  6. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    At least no one is wearing egg!
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Don't you just hate it when they turn all black and gooey? [​IMG]
     

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