I have hatched many eggs locally in my bator. I never had anything bad happen, never dropped any or cracked them on accident. Its funny now that I have more precious shipped eggs. I accidentally cracked one and I am very cautious! Maybe too cautious. Seems like the more precious, the more things goo wrong. I mean, I never worry about my local eggs. I am soooo paranoid with these shipped eggs! Driving me crazy. Seriously, I have never wanted eggs to hatch more than I want these too! lol I mean, I am sooo paranoid about these eggs right now.... never stop thinkin bout em.