Dropped an egg when candling, was it viable? pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChicksR4Me, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I can't believe how dumb and horrible I feel. [​IMG] I made an incubator from Miss Prissy's instructions. Temp and Humididty are good and I wanted to candle an egg to see if something was growing. I think I'm way to anxious to do this! I've been obsessed with this project since I started. I can't seem to stay away from the it. I rarely open it but today I tried to candle and dropped an egg and it cracked pretty bad so I opened it since I ruined it. This is what I found inside:
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    Can anyone tell me if this looks like a chick starting to grow?

    My daughter can't believe that it made me cry. I can't believe it either. geesh.. am I getting emotionally attached to my eggs?
     
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    I think it looks like something was in there
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    yes, it looks like it had started...
     
  4. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    How far along was it?
     
  5. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I guess I killed it! [​IMG]
     
  6. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just 3 days... I'm an idiot!
     
  7. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah , looks like something was growing. I've done it so don't kick yourself over it. I did it once when I was taking them off the turner.
     
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  8. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    happens to everyone at least once, its a learning experince... no reason to candle that early tough... usually wait until day 7-10.
     
  9. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should wait about a week before I try again and then I'll try not to drop it.
     
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Looks like an infertile egg with a meat spot to me. Seriously. For it to have something THAT big, it would look like a baby and be full of veins. You didn't kill a thing. I DID drop and kill one on day 18 my last hatch. [​IMG] It broke my heart.
     

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