OH MY GOSH! candled egg and droped it :( (graphic details)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, May 31, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Songster

    Apr 8, 2011
    Its exactly 2 weeks today. And I was candling and the egg slipped out f my hands and broke! I feel so bad [​IMG] I finished him off because there was blood all over my floor, the chick was gasping! Im heart broken it was a little black chick and I killed him because im a klutz! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  2. Pinx

    Pinx Songster

    May 18, 2011
    Amarillo, Texas
    [​IMG] I'm sorry. [​IMG]
  3. Balefire

    Balefire Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Orwigsburg PA
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    I'm so sorry.... these things happen. Thanks for sharing... I am candleing on Sunday and will either do it sitting down with a towel on my lap or over the sink with a thick folded towel to pad it.
  5. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    I wet the tips of my fingers and it helps to keep a better grip...[​IMG]
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer


    I am so sorry ... I know your pain. I did that my very first time incubating ever... dropped an egg on the hardwood floor on DAY 17!! I had the egg in my hand and was about to candle it. My cell phone was in my hip pocket, and it went off and vibrated and I jumped. Dropped the egg on the floor, candling flashlight went flying in the opposite direction. The cracked open when it hit the floor & only a little bit of blood came out. I couldn't bear to open in the rest of the way and look. I took it into the backyard and finished it off and felt horrible for about a week. I still feel like doodoo when I think about it.
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    So sorry. I have thought about that when I have candled mine. What if I should drop one??? It hasn't happened yet but probably there are more people who have candled and had it happen.

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