Smell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alex Maldonado, May 29, 2017.

  1. Alex Maldonado

    Alex Maldonado New Egg

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    I have a hen that's been sitting in the eggs for over 18 days now I've noticed a smell coming from the nest should I remove the hen so I can check to see if any Chickies are dead , or do I wait?
     
  2. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have probably been pooping in the nest, or the eggs are rotten, I would check
     
  3. firestomp

    firestomp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only have 3 days left before hatching starts, could be a crushed egg, it happens, just let things happen, then replace the nesting material. If you insist on checking, do it at night if possible. Use a headband style light that has a red light as an option most do now days and it gives you both hands to work wth. red lighting doesn't bother them like bright white lighting.
     
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  4. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd check and sniff the eggs to see which ones to throw out
     
  5. Alex Maldonado

    Alex Maldonado New Egg

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    Thank you
     

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