Smelly incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MommaSampson, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. MommaSampson

    MommaSampson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I opened my incubator this afternoon to turn the eggs and it smelled funny. It hasn't smelled before. I haven't candled my eggs since Saturday 1/26. Could one of them have died and made it smell? I haven't had any temperature fluctuations or big humidity changes. Humidity's been in the 30's and 40's the whole time. This is only my second set of eggs that I've set to incubate so I'm still really new at this.
     
  2. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smell each egg individually and remove the culprit.
     
  3. MommaSampson

    MommaSampson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took all of them out and found one that smelled. Does that mean it died?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yes, if it stinks, it's dead... if it's not dead... it will be soon and may explode. Carefully dispose of it. If you want, take it outside, crack it open and see what's in it. Smell= bacteria!
     
  5. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Explode is not good, what a mess, (BTDT) you can put the egg into a zip lock bag to open it so ya dont have ta smell it!
     
  6. MommaSampson

    MommaSampson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I took out my smelly one and took it outside and cracked it open. I posted the pictures in the egg autopsy thread.
     

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