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Keeping my hand OUT of the hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickBond 007, May 1, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Well, now I've done it. I have a whole slew of eggs in the hatcher, day 19 on some, day 20 on some. I had several pips this morning, and couldn't keep my hands out.
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    Yep, you guessed it.
    Loser-girl drops one while helping the tiny air hole. So much for helping, eh?

    I wrapped it in a warm paper towel and put him back, but the fall from counter height to probably did the little bugger in. He was cheaping.

    They're Wheaton eggs, and the shell/lining is so thick. I just wanted to make sure it could get a bit of air through that pip.

    Have I learned my lesson.... YES..... I am duct taping my hands to my sides. Maybe I'll duct-tape my mouth while I'm at it. [​IMG]
     
  2. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    [​IMG] I like you have a hard time keeping my hands to myself. This is my first time incubating and when they begin to hatch I will come back and read this thread.
    Remember. Some people set good examples but others like me have to settle to be horrible warnings [​IMG]
    I love that saying.
     
  3. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    UPDATE:
    Hubby just called! I have 6 chicks roaming the bator, and one is from the paper towelled-shattered egg. She lived!

    I know, I've learned a lesson, but isn't it great!! !! [​IMG]
     

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