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Woo-Hoo! 2 eggs are rocking! Maybe this will prevent nightmares....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Day 15 for my A & M's, and 2 of them are rocking! I wasn't so sure about them, because they went in the hatcher a day and a 1/2 early to accomodate my bantam egg (who was on day 18 -- I THOUGHT-- *shudder*). Plus I had to open the hatcher, due to the bantam egg seeping. UGH! But the temp and humidity have stabilized, and 2 are rocking...Thank God! My dh would kill me if I spent all kinds of money and ended up with nothing to show for it from this batch. 2 EE's cooked by the hatcher, 6 infertile EE's from Ebay, 4 infertile bantam LH eggs, 1 bloodring, and a nightmare to end all nightmares; I'm beginning to think incubating is not going to be my strongpoint.

    Now for the nightmare (because I KNOW I will have one tonight):

    My bantam brown leghorn egg was seeping when I checked temps this morning. I pulled it out so it wouldn't blow up all over my A & M quail eggs, and stupidly thought I should open it up to see what the deal was.

    Inside was what looked like a young embryo, no feathers, no beak yet, pink, with a huge black eye. It was huge! Took up almost the whole egg! AND it was a cyclops! Only one eye in the center of it's underdeveloped head! I get shivers just thinking about it. I was going to take a picture, but dh has the camera with him at his mom's house.

    I'm actually glad because I really don't want to see anything like that ever again, and dh likes to creep me out. If there WAS a picture, I'd be sure to find it on my pillow every morning, in the bottom of a box of cereal, in a laundry basket, and taped to the toilet seat. My nerves wouldn't be able to handle his little jokes. That thing scared me more than the little burlap sack kid in The Orphanage. It was creepier than the walking-dragging-slithering of the girl in The Ring.

    I'm sure to have nightmares, especially since I have the house to myself this weekend. Ugh!

    *Concentrating on hatching eggs, concentrating on hatching eggs*[​IMG]

  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Congrats on the rocking eggs!! And that is just horrible about that egg. I've had a couple of dud eggs and I refused to open them because, like you, I knew it would give me nightmares. Thank heavens you didn't take a picture.
  3. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
  4. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Quote:I'm not normally squeamish. I think it's just the fact that it was so big without being more developed. Kinda reminds me of the dead baby whale in the old movie Orca, now that I think of it. Definitely adds to the creep factor.

    I called dh to tell him about the rocking eggs, and he said it was my imagination. LOL Apparently my imagination is telekinetic, because 1 egg has moved about 4 inches since this morning. [​IMG]

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