Stink

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sajb68, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. sajb68

    sajb68 New Egg

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    Hello, I'm hatching eggs in my classroom for the first time this year. I began with 12 eggs, and 8 have successfully hatched. (Yesterday morning) They are in a different container now, fluffy and happy. The next 2 were not so good, as they hadn't absorbed their yolk sac entirely. One died last night, and one died today around noon. That leaves 2 eggs in the incubator. The real problem is, after those unsuccessful hatches, my incubator stinks in the worst way. Removing the dead chick nearly caused me to upchuck, the smell was so horrible. I changed the disgusting water out with fresh, thinking that would help, but it still reeks. There's still hope for the final two eggs, but what, if anything, can I do about the smell? Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Are you positive that the two remaining eggs are viable. Such a strong odor is generally caused by rotten eggs which have been known to explode. [​IMG]
     
  3. sajb68

    sajb68 New Egg

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    Not 100% sure. I did the float test and they did float. Other than that, I suspect you could be right. How much longer do I wait or how can I be sure?
     

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