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That is the worst smell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    I had my first rotten egg. I opened the bator today to add water and my senses were asualted by a YUCKY smell. Kinda like a cross between a week old baby diaper full of sick baby pooh and something that died in warm humid weather [​IMG] I sniffed every single egg in my bator and came out with one very very smelly little quail egg. I was shocked as the last time I candled this egg a few days ago there was a moveing baby in it , It was one of my cracked eggs that I fixed with wax though.
    My question is my bator started smelling better almost instantly but still has a slight linger of fragrance. Will this go away [​IMG]
     

  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

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    It should. I put a poopy egg in my bator which immediately made it smell. i removed it, cleaned it, put it back in and smell be gone. But I have a fan on my bator...
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

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    It is my thought, never put a cracked egg in your bator. Is the chance of saving one egg worth the chance of losing all your eggs? To me it is not.
     
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Songster

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    You think that's bad? Try broody poo! Oh my bloody god! Even the chickens run for the door when the broody bird goes!
     
  5. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    This is turning into Bad smell, or bad stink contest.

    Any prizes for winners?

    Perhaps 3 months old egg found in the bushes.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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