Butter Fingers :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kellyatric, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. kellyatric

    kellyatric Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my god I can't beleive on my first hatch I've lost an egg due to my clumsiness and dropping it, how awful do I feel now. Now i'm thinking is there a different method to turn the eggs so I don't drop another one [​IMG]
     
  2. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dropped one on my first hatch also. I felt like poo for a while but got over it and now I'm just a little more careful when I handle the eggs (and try not to turn them when I'm tired [​IMG] ). I was thinking of buying an auto turner but as I like handling the eggs and I don't plan on hatching much more this year (next year I hope to have at least one broody to raise the chicks) so I decided to spend the money on more eggs instead!! [​IMG]
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    if the eggs are laying on their sides just roll them without picking them up
     

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