@Lsky Yeah, he was so tiny bless him. And you are right, at least he did go peacefully. Such a shame though. He was drinking fine and so active, wasn't expecting him to go :( Mind you now that i think about it, it did take him about 12 hours to break out of the egg, and that was with help too. He had something wrapped around his neck, so wouldn't have made it out if i hadn't cut that off him.
@MyBabyDuck Aww, so sorry. Awful isn't it? I have him in a box, with the sock bed i made for him that he slept in in his brooder. He's being buried in my parents garden later today. I don't have any soil in my garden, it's all gravel and concrete. So at least i'll know where he is.
I don't think i'm going to try this again. I didn't realise how upsetting it was going to be to lose one lol. I guess it's just felt worse because you get to watch them grow and develop from that tiny little dot in the egg lol. And then to have this little thing hatch, and literally scream for you when you leave it alone.. horrible when they don't make it.
But i did it. I hatched an egg from the supermarket shelf in a home made incubator.
Just a big shame that he wasn't meant to be.