Dropped egg on top of another egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Snowchicken56, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Snowchicken56

    Snowchicken56 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 5 shipped eggs are on day 17. All are doing well, so I am hoping they all make it to lockdown tomorrow. Well, I am an idiot and last night I was candeling to check out the aircells, and when I went to put one back, it slipped out of my hand and hit another of the eggs. It was only a few inches, and there are no cracks in either of the eggs, but I am so worried that the hard jostling of the egg might have hurt the chick inside! I could still see it's little foot moving when I candled again a few minutes later, but I haven't checked since. Has anyone else done this? Hoping it will be alright!
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    If the eggs weren't cracked, all should be well. You might want to candle for cracks, but at this late stage you may not even see a crack b/c the egg is so full. What ever you do, don't do a float test on those eggs.
     
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    Snowchicken56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I felt terrible, I should have just let them be. I think I will skip any candling on day 18, and just go straight to lockdown that night and hope for the best!
     
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    Keep us posted!
     

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