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cracked egg?

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my hen been sitting for four days abd one egg looks to have a tiny crack from a toe claw that wont hatch right?
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If it indeed is cracked and not scratched then no, it will not. It's best to remove it if she hasn't already before the bacteria invade and make a smelly mess.
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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A cracked egg CAN hatch if the membrane has not been torn. I had a turkey egg that had a huge dimpled crack the side of a dime as well as trailing crack lines that spread out to about the size of a nickle (tractor ran over the nest). Anyway, since the egg wasn't leaking I took that to mean there was a chance the membrane was still intact and so I sealed the dimpled crack and all of the crack lines with a bit of melted wax from a left-over birthday candle. The egg not only made it through almost three weeks of incubation under a first time broody hen, but also hatched out a perfectly healthy and active turkey poult.

~OzarkCountryGirl~
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Yes it can cover with clear nail polish or super glue and wait till tacky and rub dirt on it to fix the stickiness and smell. I have hatched cracked eggs before
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