I let 5 eggs drop!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandolinmama, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Urbana Missouri
    I had finally gotten all set up for my first hatch. Got the temp and humidity just right and set my eggs in yesterday evening.
    I did not purchase the egg turner so i've been turning them by hand. I noticed that they seemed to roll too much on the metal rack in my little giant so I decided to cut up some of that no slip material that Cynthia had mentioned using.
    I decied that my next egg turn I would have to move quickly and remove the eggs so I could place the non-slip material at the bottom.
    Guess I must have been too quick because I plopped 5 perfect eggs on my kitchen floor!!!
    I'm so upset!!!! Now i'm down to just 15 eggs.[​IMG]
    I just wanted to hurry so they weren't out of the bater for too long.
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    I'm sorry that happened. I've done that, too...[​IMG]
  3. Ravenxxx

    Ravenxxx In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2007
    Oh what bad luck [​IMG] its a lesson learnt tho [​IMG]

    Good luck with the rest! [​IMG]
  4. raysflock

    raysflock In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    newfoundland, canada
    Hi Mandolinmama
    Been there and done that. I was on my way done to put 10 eggs under a broody hen. Dropped 3. So I know how frustrating it is. This kind of makes you a little more carefull next time.
    Good luck, Ray from Newfoundland Canada
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Good luck with the rest... Once I was collecting eggs and put them in my pocket because I forgot the basket... Well, I bumped into the door on the way in and had about 4 eggs soaking though my pocket and down my leg... At least it was only one pocket and the other dozen were fine.
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Oooooooh....what rotten luck! On the bright side, you still have 15 OK proto-peeps! :aww

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