Day 17 and I dropped an egg - what are their chances?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    So day 17 I dropped an egg about 6 inches while removing the turner onto a hard wood floor- what a dufus I am.

    Yes the egg cracked in a few places, and yes gooey clear stuff came out and yes egg shell pieces came off. So I crossed my fingers and put the egg back in the incubator w/ the others.

    Has anyone had this happen and have the chick hatch?

    I'm so mad at myself.

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  2. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've not dropped one yet (but the time will probably come, knowing me). I would put a piece of tape on the places where the shell is missing and the stuff is oozing out...probably a bad idea though.
     
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard putting candle wax or tape on the cracks will help but if it is oozing I would say that is a very bad sign.
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dropped a flashlight on an egg while candling it on day 18. It put a big dent in the side but the chick hatched out just fine. I wouldn't give up yet.

    Richard
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

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    I've left it in the incubator and will wait a day or so to see, I don't have a good feeling though.

    Wish me luck.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Take some melted beeswax or candle wax and drip it onto the crack. I saw one of my sebright eggs had a crack so I put some beeswax and melted it on, and the egg is developing fine. [​IMG] Good luck
     

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