Broke Eggs While Candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MelissaBA, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dropped one of my eggs while candling on top of another one and busted both of them. Both had babies and I am so devastated....has anyone had this happen? I feel so stupid!
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I have done that before.
     
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am day 4 into my incubation...I refuse to use my turner as I don't get very good hatches when using it so the last 3 hatches have just hand turned, this morning while turning I for the first time dropped an egg breaking it...thank goodness no other eggs were harmed but it still was heartbreaking...before I threw it away I checked, and yup. nice veining and little embryo [​IMG]

    Its frustrating but we must go on and just be a lot more careful (and awake) when handling the others [​IMG]
     
  4. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    I had the opposite happen... I was trying to candle an egg and it rolled of my light, I almost caught it mid-air and instead bounced it HIGHER off my palm and straight to the floor. I can still hear that sound...yeack...that thing didn't even bust a crack and the little guy is, to date, the most active of the eggers.
    Now I am paranoid that if a drop like that can't crack the egg then how on earth is a tiny little chick going to do it?
    I saw a YouTube video where this woman had an egg that looked like it was smashed, literally, 20 ways from Sunday and she had more wax on there than a Madam Tussauds figure! She showed it hatching in her Brinsea. So I guess you never know what trying might get ya.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've done that exact same thing...several times. Sure does make you feel terrible, but these things happen.

    Sorry about the bad luck :hugs
     
  6. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel about 2 inches tall today...I do have another question....It made a mess in my incubator and I cleaned it out the best I could, do you think the other eggs should be ok?
     
  7. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also am guilty of breaking an egg while candling[​IMG].

    What day of incubation are the eggs at?
     
  8. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 10. =(
     
  9. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You stated that you cleaned it the best you could, time will tell. Good luck. Please let us know. We will all cheer for chicks!!![​IMG]
     
  10. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all replies...will let everyone know what happens at hatching time! =)
     

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