Dropped an egg on day 14? :(

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I was setting some of my Tibetan eggs for lockdown and I accidentally dropped one [​IMG] it busted in half and there was a fully formed chick in it, breathing and moving but the yolk was still there not absorbed

    The chick is small obviously but is there any chance it will survive? I set it back in the incubator thinking that I would give it a chance overnight, not really hurting anything by trying is there?
     

  2. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Well no worries folks it died, I feel like crap, I truly love hatching birds and consider each one of my hatches like a lil friend and I really let this lil one down. I guess it just goes to show that I need to use extra caution with the quail eggs because they are so tiny.


    Also on a side note, this WAS one of the eggs I had refrigerated for 2 days and incubated as a test, I have 3 more of the test eggs and I will let you guys know how they turn out
     
  3. Jay262

    Jay262 Songster

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    Good luck and dont be to hard on yourself it happens to the best of us.
     
  4. cva34

    cva34 Songster

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    Quote:X-2 on that...cva34
     

  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Songster

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:X3 I have done it myself, font be to hard on yourself
     
  6. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    Quote:X3 I have done it myself, font be to hard on yourself

    X4, so sorry, accidents are always going to happen though, all we can do is learn! [​IMG] Hope the rest turn out ok! [​IMG]
     

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