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Help I Cracked an egg!

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I was candling an egg and it slipped from my hands. it fell only a couple of inches but it cracked the egg. The membrane is still intact. Will this chick make it?

one mixed breed rooster, one jersey giant rooster, 4 rhode island reds ladys, 4 golden laced wyndottes ladys, 4 barred rock ladys, and one jersey girl Snoookie. One tom cat Garfield and one chocolate lad Marmaduke(moose). wonderful husband, two wonderful boys(8 and 5) and one peanut on the way. and me the crazy lady who feeds them all.

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one mixed breed rooster, one jersey giant rooster, 4 rhode island reds ladys, 4 golden laced wyndottes ladys, 4 barred rock ladys, and one jersey girl Snoookie. One tom cat Garfield and one chocolate lad Marmaduke(moose). wonderful husband, two wonderful boys(8 and 5) and one peanut on the way. and me the crazy lady who feeds them all.

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post #2 of 8

I did this on my last hatch. I used scotch tape over the hole, but others use candle wax or similar. My chick needed help to get out, but developed just fine!

post #3 of 8

I've done this a few times.  As long as the membrane isn't broken, I reseal the hole with melted wax, and the eggs do just fine.

post #4 of 8

Yep, I did the same ^. Just used unscented candlewax to cover it up. Worked like a charm. And the little guy continued to develop.

post #5 of 8

I broke the shell AND membrane on day 19.  I melted unscented candle wax and spread over the hole and down the sides and helped him out day 21.  He's 6 months old now.  Good Luck!!

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post #6 of 8
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well the little one hatched. I am so lucky. and it was cracked the day before lock down. so i didnt melt a candle. but if i do that the next time trust me i will have candles on hand the next hatch. thank you all so much for the info.

one mixed breed rooster, one jersey giant rooster, 4 rhode island reds ladys, 4 golden laced wyndottes ladys, 4 barred rock ladys, and one jersey girl Snoookie. One tom cat Garfield and one chocolate lad Marmaduke(moose). wonderful husband, two wonderful boys(8 and 5) and one peanut on the way. and me the crazy lady who feeds them all.

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one mixed breed rooster, one jersey giant rooster, 4 rhode island reds ladys, 4 golden laced wyndottes ladys, 4 barred rock ladys, and one jersey girl Snoookie. One tom cat Garfield and one chocolate lad Marmaduke(moose). wonderful husband, two wonderful boys(8 and 5) and one peanut on the way. and me the crazy lady who feeds them all.

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post #7 of 8

Aw congrats! That's awesome!

post #8 of 8
Great news!! thumbsup.gif

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