I dropped an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whimsy, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Whimsy

    Whimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 18 and last night as I picked Winnie up to see how things were doing. Actually to take the other hens eggs away, she must have had an egg stuck to her. Any hoo I held her for a bit and suddenly the egg fell out!!! Do you think I have killed the egg/chick? There was no crack after the egg dropped so I put it back under her. I haven't candled any because the are BCM's and way too dark
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are sure it didn't have a crack in it, it should be fine. I'm able to see n my marans eggs. I have a cool touch candler. Was it stuck to her or under her wings? My hen just hatched 4 out of 5 Blue Marans. She did better then the incubator. I got 1 out of 5. Mother hens know best. Good Luck Michele
     
  3. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Whimsy

    Whimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was tucked up somewhere, there is lots of straw on the floor and their shells are really hard. Oh well [​IMG]
     
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    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will probably be fine. I have a broody right now setting on eggs due to hatch this weekend. When one of her eggs was about 10 days into incubation she stepped on it and there was a crack in it. I melted candle wax on it and its still going. I sure hope that one hatches.
     

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