Ebay eggs #2

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So the eggs are set, temp and humidity are staying at 101 and 45-50% respectively. My daughter and I are hand turning the eggs three times a day. Everything is going seamlessly until day three. I have marked all the eggs with an "X" on one side and an "O" on the other. I have also numbered all the eggs 1-15. As I am turning the eggs, I dropped egg #10. Not far, maybe an inch or so, but enough that I heard a crunch. So I immediately candle the egg and sure enough cracks. Small cracks but no dents. What do I do? What do I do? It was the first thing I saw so I brushed on a thin layer of superglue. #10 had blood vessels and a small embryo. "Boy I hope I didnt just kill this." I think to myself. I'll have to wait till day 7 candeling to see if it makes it. Well today July 24th 2019 is day number 7. I just did the first candeling. Twelve winners, One quitter, and Two unsure. I know what your thinking "yup #10 was the quitter." Well you would be wrong, #3 was. #10 is doing fine and was moving all over the place. Nice healthy blood vessels and air sac looked great. I plan to check the two unknowns again on day 8 and 10 if needed, they are just a dark shell hard to see. So far all these ebay eggs are fertilized and growing. This project is going great. See you on the next update.
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Double egg 7
I was born and raised in the foothills of Western Maine. I spent much of my youth on my grandparents Morgan ranch. Along with horses they kept many breeds of chickens. My favorite were the "Rock and Roll chickens," White Crested Black Polish.
After High school I enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Builder in the Seabees.
When I came home I started keeping my own flock. I have raise Light Brahmas, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock and Silver Laced Wyodotte.
I have never kept my own "Rock & Roll" chickens. This is on my bucket list.

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Hmmm I wonder if #10 will have any problems hatching because of that superglue... is it all over? Or just in the one spot?
 
Hmmm I wonder if #10 will have any problems hatching because of that superglue... is it all over? Or just in the one spot?
Just the one spot about 1 1/2" I hope it will be able to hatch ok. I only used superglue because it was the first thing I saw and was rushing around to get it fixed. I wish I had used wax instead.
 

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