Smelly nesting box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ducklover317, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. ducklover317

    ducklover317 New Egg

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    Hey yall,
    My dad and I were letting one of our broody hens lay on her eggs in hope for babies, we waited a few weeks and realized there are some broken ones at the bottom. We didn't get them before the smell came. How can you get the smell of rotten eggs out of a wooden nesting box?
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't know how. I would move the Mom for a little bit, and scrape the broken egg off the wood. Then put vinegar on it to hopefully get the smell out. Then put fresh hay and the eggs and momma back.

    Hope this helps

    BCP
     
  3. ducklover317

    ducklover317 New Egg

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    Thank you BoomChickaPop, we moved her and the unbroken eggs to a different nesting box, do you think the vinyl stick on tiles would work to line the boxes to prevent this from happening again?
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure, cause when this happens, my other hens go crazy and gobble up the mess for me lol.
    You could try I actually don't know what vinyl stick on tiles are!

    BCP
     
  5. ducklover317

    ducklover317 New Egg

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  6. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome @ducklover317
     

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