Keeping a single egg warm, DO NOT TRY!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frizzledhen, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Chick Adventure: This morning, checking chickens, I found broody hen #1 had pushed one of her eggs out of the nest. It was still warm when I picked it up so I put it under my arm with plans to take it into the house and candle it to see if the chick was still alive. I continued doing my chores almost forgetting the egg was tight up under my arm. When I picked up one of the 5 gal. water pans, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmy, I felt the egg crack. I thought maybe the chick was trying to hatch out. It was day 21, hatch day. Then I felt something wet and gooy and there was a distinct smell of rotten egg. I have hatched chicks in my bra and taken a single chick to bed with me to keep it warm and company but remind me to never put a 21 day old egg that a broody has kicked out of the nest under my arm ever again. [​IMG]
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
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    [​IMG] See, she knew what she was doing [​IMG]

    I had to lean across a board this morning, to pick up a dropped bottle...the board cracked, along with an egg that I had apparently stuck in my coat pocket....[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's hallarius. Not laughing at your misfortune only your situation. [​IMG]

    I have had an egg break in the front pocket of my hoodie, but never under my arm. I can only imagine how that felt.
     
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I keep doing that! I put an egg in my pocket and forget it until I put my coat on and go outside again. Fortunately none of them have broken on me. [​IMG]
     
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:I keep doing that! I put an egg in my pocket and forget it until I put my coat on and go outside again. Fortunately none of them have broken on me. [​IMG]

    Speckledhen had a post a little while ago about breaking one in her pocket on the way to town!
     

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