A sad day indeed...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gambit2178, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. gambit2178

    gambit2178 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let one of my girls sit in two eggs. She has been doing a great job for 5 days, today the other hens decided to lay their egg in the same nest, well momma grab them and happily kept them warm, when I did my morming collecting, I accidentally took one of her eggs, which I had marked with the date...in the process of putting it back it slipped off my hand and cracked open...my heart broke into little pieces as I saw what could have been my first chick...

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  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Aww. So sorry. If you have children, it could be a learning experience.
     
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] That would be so heartbreaking. I'm sorry.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw! I cracked one of mine, but never actually broke one. I did kill 52 eggs, thanks to a faulty LG incubator, several power outages and many days of spiked 97+ degree summer days. [​IMG]

    On the other hand, no offense, but it's kind of cool to see what a chick looks like on day 5. I wondered what that black spot was when I candled my eggs on day 7...
     
  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That is heart-breaking. Sorry.
     
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    so sorry. dont beat yourself. accidents happen. [​IMG]
     
  9. Balefire

    Balefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry for that happend to you [​IMG] and I agree, I lost one of my RIR to a hawk today [​IMG]
     
  10. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I had the same thing happen except the eggs got broken by my special roo what was half blind and deaf and he got freaked out by a storm and started freaking out and flying and hoping everywhere and he knocked the nest over while I was getting things ready so i could move her nest it's heartbreaking but a good teaching moment I showed my daughter and she thought it was a very cool thing to see.
     

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