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I cracked a duck egg a bit at day 25 or so of incubation..... I'm really worried it's my last hope all my other eggs have failed it was the only one that didn't smell rotten!!!
post #2 of 9
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What's going to happen?
post #3 of 9

How badly did you crack it? If you didn't damage the membrane under the shell, it should be o.k. 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #4 of 9

Where is the crack?  Keep the moisture up...put a little wax or fingernail hardener over the crack to help prevent moisture loss.

 

Watch the egg at hatching time, the bird could have a hard time getting out of the egg because of wax or hardener, and the tendency will be for the duck to have heat shrink wrap occurring in the shell.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
post #5 of 9
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The crack is on the top and you can feel it but not see inside
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by adpad5 View Post

The crack is on the top and you can feel it but not see inside

 

 

by top I assume you mean over the air sac, That is good!

 

If you have a candle just drip a little wax over it. Keep the egg in a cut up egg carton  or some device  to hold it upright?  Assuming you have it in an incubator. If it is under a duck, just wax and leave it alone.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
post #7 of 9
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It's under a hen lol
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Originally Posted by adpad5 View Post

It's under a hen lol

 

Oh boy,,, wow,, I would use the fingernail harderner then, but there is so much time that has went by now, your best bet might just be to pray and cross your fingers. 

 

I hate to ask this, because you have probably learned something through all this, BUT  Why did you check the eggs in the first place? If under a hen just leave them alone, they know what they are doing.

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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