- Mar 9, 2009
We had a big clutch that was infertile (I discovered after hen brooded for days). She went broody on a new clutch, and I tossed most of them, thinking they weren't viable (they were). She's down to only 3 eggs, 2 of which looked good 2 days ago for sure, but we're late and no hatch. I'm getting very pessimistic about any success. I have eggs in the bator which look great but now of course I completely doubt my candling skill- the ones that aren't hatching looked good too. After pouring so much heart and energy into this, as you all do, how do you keep going after setbacks? I feel like chucking it all, apologizing to the kids that it didn't work out, having a pity party and burning the incubator. Instead of feeling the joy of watching new life, I'm experiencing the misery of fading life and wondering about my own hand in it. How do you get sustain, or get back, what you need to try it all again?