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Stupid Stupid Stupid!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rocketdog312, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. rocketdog312

    rocketdog312 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2009
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I killed an embryo, thinking it was a quitter. I always do autopsy's on every egg I throw out and this one had a living, breathing and kicking embryo. I was so stupid! i feel horrible. But one thing intruiged me, black down was forming. and this was a RIR/RIR+leghorn egg. the father was a cross between a leghorn and a RIR and the mother was an RIR. do RIR's have a recessive black feather gene?
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Aw! I'm sorry. I've done that before my mistake except mine was only 10 days along. I could see it's little heart beating when I broke open the egg and I felt horrible. As for the black feathering, I'm not sure. Poor baby.
  3. rocketdog312

    rocketdog312 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2009
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Quote:mine was 11 days along... [​IMG]
  4. mtnkids

    mtnkids Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southeast Iowa
    I just did the same thing a week and a half ago. Inexperienced candling, was my fault. I felt so terrible about it seeing it trying to live after I had cracked it open. [​IMG]
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    If I THINK there's a chance it's still alive I leave it. I basically might candle at 11 days just to see if there are any red rings of death, but for the most part I leave everything.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  6. rocketdog312

    rocketdog312 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2009
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Quote:I gotta learn to do that... [​IMG]
  7. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Maybe it just looked like black down because it was wet? I've had really dark hatchlings fluff up a lot lighter....
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    you learn from your mistakes right
  9. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Awwwwww, [​IMG]
    If I find anything that looks like it quit, I move it to the last tray on the left in the bator and leave it there for a few more days then candle again. Most of the time I'm right, but I've had a few surprise me and continue to develop.
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    [​IMG] I've done that before... [​IMG] the egg was super cold, even in the incubator, i candled and the spot was a huge black blob. I thought it was dead. I killed a duck baby! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Heres a hug for me and you!

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