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Broken Eggs and Cracked Eggs

post #1 of 3
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I do not know if its possible, but tonight my cat knocked my incubator down and all eggs except 3 are iffy and im trying to figure out if i should just do the deed and start over. It happened 10:00 pm central time tonight.

 

1 egg is cracked and bleeding a little, i put tape on it to keep it from cracking more.

 

1 egg is missing the top but membrane is intact 

 

and 1 egg is well.. no egg but membrane intact and in a bowl there is movement.

 

Im heart broken cause this was my first ones and im just starting out with my chickens and learning, so i guess im trying to find out if they can survive this way? They were 1 week to a couple days from hatching on their own but they had not tried coming out on their own yet. Im at a loss, what do i do?

 

 

This one without the egg was a day or so from hatching. :-(

 

post #2 of 3

The cracked egg is probably the only one that's salvageable, but the tape needs to come off. If you leave that on, the chick won't be able to peck through it when time comes.

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I have removed the tape carefully and put it back on the egg carton i have in there for now. Its bleeding a little. In a sense im just being a "mother hen" if there is something i can do to save them i would but i wont let them suffer either.

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