OPPS! :( dropped an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chillmiller, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was candleing one of my cochin eggs and dropped it from about a foot it hit the carpet and didnt crack but it was day 9 and the chick was moving and now its not and i cant see the air sac [​IMG]
    i put it back in pointy side down and marked it im gonna check it again in a few hours or so and see if its still moving [​IMG]
    its really upsetting just before that all 9 of my eggs where Thriving in my incubator

    should i wait and see if the air sac re forms or is it to late for this chicky
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I have never actually dropped one before, almost on several occasions. I would put it back in and give it a few day and check again. I wouldn't traumatize the embryo any more tonight after that jar of hitting the floor. Just be glad it was carpet and not the kitchen floor!
     
  3. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya but just in case like i said i marked it so if i get a foul smell thats the first to check out
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Quote:I mark the questionable ones that I can not tell if the embryo died or not when I candle them. I never really had a foul smell out of the dead ones unless they were really far along. Hopefully it can recover with a few days rest![​IMG]
     
  5. soap&eggs

    soap&eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once i did have egg that dropped and shell cracked but not the lining..i taped with scotch tape...when it piped shell i removed most of tape..chick was fine..... every time you candle your not gonna see movement..chicks rest also. watch for blood ring when you candle..also you will notice if chick died off..as time goes by will notice dark spot of dead chick and ususally clear (not air sac ) around it. good luck.
     

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