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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Aargh, I was trying to set up my second incubator. I was checking the new thermometer, digital type, and when I opened the top of the running bator (with eggs) the new thermometer fell in [​IMG] Well wouldn't you know it cracked one of my eggs [​IMG]
    I am practically in tears. There was a little bit of blood seeping and I waxed it right away, hoping for the best. They are on day 11. DH is telling me not to be too hard on myself, but it was such a STUPID mistake! He thinks I should keep an eye on it and hope for the best. I was just going to toss it. Is there any hope at all, even slight?
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] I would say there is almost no chance that chick will make it. I'm sorry!

    But do get a few more opinions.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Aw man! :-( I'd probably patch it over with candle wax and hope for the best, but keep an eye on it b/c you don't want it to blow up and kill the rest of the eggs in there.
  5. [​IMG] Awwwww, that is a true bummer. But don't be hard on yourself, accidents do happen. Let us know what you decide to do.
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Since you saw blood I'd say chances of that egg hatching are zero.

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