Oh no I dropped an egg...day 18, did I kill it? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maus, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was placing the eggs in the bator after taking out the turner, one slipped out of my hand as I was lowering it into the bator. It doesnt appear to have cracked. I candled it really quickly and I couldnt see anything (they are brown eggs) except a very large dark shadow. I didnt see any movement. This is my first hatch...so I am really nervous.

    Also, I have the Genesis bator, and I added water to the trough it recommended in the instructions when I set it up. Is that enough for the humidity? Im so nervous...
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    keep the egg in the bator and pray. It might hatch

    what is the humidity on the hygrometer?
     
  3. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now the humidity is at 60%...
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok that seems pretty good. Mine was at 56% when mine where hatching.
     
  5. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

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    I dropped one of my little bantam orpington eggs on day 18 also and the egg cracked all the way around. I just knew that I had killed that chick but 2 days later the egg hatched and the chick is as healthy as she can be. So if I was you I wouldn't throw it away because you could still have a chance of it hatching.
     

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