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Please Help! Cracked Egg! ~Pics~

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This afternoon when I went to check on my broody and her chicks, I found her dust-bathing in her nest of eggs. Thankfully no chicks were hurt, but one of the eggs is cracked pretty badly. I don't know if it's still alive, but I have it under a heat lamp. I don't have any way of adding humidity, though. I think it's around two to three weeks old. Here's a picture.

 

 

Thank you in advance!

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post #2 of 6

Looks like just the shell was cracked (not the membrane) so there is a chance it could survive. You could put some damp paper towels around it for humidity, also do you have a thermometer? Temp should be around 99 degrees, slightly cooler is better than hotter, try to keep it at least under 103 degrees.

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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post #3 of 6
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Thank you for answering! I'll put some towels around it. Unfortunately I don't have a thermometer. Is there any other way to regulate it's temperature?

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post #4 of 6
You could put some wax on it and put it back under her
post #5 of 6
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I had thought of doing that, but I'm worried that she'll peck at the wax.

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post #6 of 6

Any updates?

 

To test temp you could touch the egg to the corner of your eye (it's very temperature sensitive there) and feel if it feels about body temp. Sorry I didn't see the last few posts til now

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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