Started with 12, now down to 8. I dropped one!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beckyloveschicks, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I started with 12 eggs from my flock (all BR hen X white rock roo). On day 10, I removed 2 because they were not developing. Tonight -- day 14-- I got one out to candle and I dropped it on the floor!

    So I didn't even try to candle anymore. I'll try again tomorrow.

    Butterfingers!
     
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch, my heart would hurt after that [​IMG]
    Don't worry too much about it, the day my babies were first shipped, one was dropped. But hey, I hatched out eight beautiful babies! But now everytime I carry the eggs I tingle all over. It's so nerve-racking.
    Sorry for the loss, I'm praying for a successful hatch! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry. Accidents happen so quickly.
    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't dropped any hard enough to break them but I don't know what was up with this last batch. Every time I tried to turn them they'd slip out of my fingers and land on the mesh. I never had them more than a few inches up but I still worried about it. I finally started turning them by just rolling and sliding them instead. Extra slippery eggs or something.
     
  5. DragunzGirl

    DragunzGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dang sorry that you dropped one. I always feel like i going to drop one when i candle them.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Check out this link posted by Miss Prissy. I've started doing this and it is WAAAYYY better than picking up each egg. I've had too many mishaps that way. I don't have a turner, but I do incubate and hatch in cartons, so the same principle applies.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=65134
     

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