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Has anyone ever had this happen? Hole in egg shell on right on the air cell

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Ok i just checked on my broody hen whos nest is a little over full now i moved her to check on the preciouses and one had a hole in the shell she has been sitting on this green blue egg that came from her "amaracana" flock mate and she has been taking care of the blue ones for about 1.5 week the membrane was intact there is justvthis small holebi taped it over with some thin strips of duct tape but i guessbmy question is should i bother with trying to save this chick? Has anyone ever tried? And succeded? I candled and can see veins but its so hard to see into the egg because its blue green so i cant tell if theres any movement i put the egg with its tape bandage in an incubator for now.
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There is no harm in trying everything you can. :thumbsup     If it works, then GREAT, and if it fails, then nothing  really lost, by jumping early And ending the eggs cycle.  Always see the positive for BEST RESULTS. 

WISHING YOU BEST AND :welcome

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Thanks 😊 I'm going to try the tape and keep candling like you say I can't really lose anything at this point it's like Schrodinger's Cat at the moment
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I like your Quantum superposition analysis... :yesss:

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I had something similar happen in my bator.  I don't know how the hole ended up in the egg.  I must have bumped it while candling and did not realize until I found it later  I did cover the hole and it hatched successfully.  You might as well try.  You have nothing to lose.  If it does not hatch you are no worse off that tossing the egg. 

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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