crap, dropped one egg into another

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by latebloomer, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    hand turning at my house
    day three

    as i was turning one egg over it slipped and dropped into another egg or maybe more than one

    couldn't see any cracks in any of the eggs it could have hit
    and didn't see anything in the dropped egg

    gave the dropped egg a light but firm squeeze and felt it give
    with an unpleasant crack
    still nothing visible to the naked eye

    gave it a scotch tape belt around it's mid-section and put it back in

    will continue to watch it for any signs of leaking, weeping etcetera

    for now the only weeping is coming from me

    any success stories on similar experiences?

    send them my way
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try not to actually pick up my eggs for the same reason. I just sorta roll them on their side.
     
  3. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    will try that.
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Aww. Sorry to hear about that. I hope everything turns out okay... [​IMG]
     
  5. ByeByeBlackBird

    ByeByeBlackBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you candle it? you may not see the crack, but one could still be there. I had one i had to toss that developed a crack. I couldnt see it in plain light, but as soon as i tossed the light under it i saw it clear as day. It wasnt there the first couple times i candled it. might be worth checking?
     
  6. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    good call. i'll candle it tonight and see...

    thank you
     
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Yes I have done that. Drip some melted candle wax on it preferably unscented. It works, at least I have had success with that. It was the first to pip and zip out of the hatch too.
     
  8. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    thank you folks

    i'm feeling less dismay after reading your responses
     
  9. beckim5

    beckim5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel your pain. This is my first hatch and I don't currently have any chickens. On day 4 or 5 I was candling for the first time. After seeing my very first embryo I was attempting to put the egg back in the bator and my clumsy dry hands dropped it onto the table with a dull, squishy thud. I quickly scooped it up and tossed it into the trash, all the while resisting the urge to cry. It was devistating. When they start hatching they had better hatch completely healthy or not hatch at all. I see a very large therapy bill in my future...[​IMG]
     
  10. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    yeah, i hear you, this chicken hatching thing isn't for the faint-of-heart

    i got ten shipped eggs for my first hatch
    four hatched and are thriving, one i "helped" hatch and he has since died, i miss him, cinco was his name
    i eggtopsied the remaining five, four were non-starters, one was fully-developed but never pipped

    they are my first four chickens ever, and i love them, really hoping against the odds they'll all be girls
     
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