smelling eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by smelly duck, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. smelly duck

    smelly duck New Egg

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    I am new to duck keeping, can anyone help. We currently have a fair few eggs in our incubator.. A couple of days ago, an awful smell started to fill the room. It's a bit fishy, not like rotting eggs. Any suggestions as to what this could mean, they are due to hatch within the next week.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm not sure but if your smelling something you might better check those eggs out good, from all I've heard an exploding egg inside a bator is a nightmare. Take out the eggs one at a time and candle and smell if they are due to hatch next week you should be able to tell right away who the offending egg is.
     
  3. smelly duck

    smelly duck New Egg

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    Thankyou. That's what I thought but am so nervous about disturbing them ! Watch this space!!
     
  4. smelly duck

    smelly duck New Egg

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    We checked the eggs ... Seems it was the water, three are now pipping!! Soon have baby chicks, fingers crossed!
     
  5. duckboy123

    duckboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    good luck hope it goes well i have never had luck with eggs in an incubator
     

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