I'm a egg killer and I need to confess.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emjay, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    I feel terrible, but, I know I will get over it.

    I have a broody, and being I have 40 chicken eggs in the bator, I decided I wanted to try her with duck eggs. So, I collected me some duck eggs, got her private room ready and moved her.

    and gasp.......she was sitting on 12 chicken eggs. I felt terrible knowing that I had made her a nest with duck eggs and that these had to be sacrificed.

    I chilled them right away and then a two days later (that being a few minutes ago) boiled them up for the chickens, of the 12, 8 had been very very much progressing. She had only been on them 2.5 days.

    I just needed to get it off my chest, I know others have done it. But, I feel wicked. I hate to kill anything.

    But, like I said, I'm still smiling, still excited about the bator full of eggs and the hopeful hatch of duck eggs.

    But, I had that 'ugh' feeling as I dropped the eggs into the boiling water.

    anyhoo, off I go to feed the chickens some nutrient rich scrambled eggs.
  2. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2009
    Carlsbad, CA
    Your confession has been heard.
    Plan a for a few extra days in pergatory.

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