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Can a cracked egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by urbanagrarian, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Songster

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    I just noticed that an egg I've had in the incubator for a week is a little cracked at the pointy end. Is there any hope for it? Should I just toss it?
     
  2. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i'm a little cracked and i hatched, but i would toss it.
     
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    ps i have never incubated eggs. i just couldnt' resist making the joke.
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I had one get cracked at two weeks under my broody. I just melted some crayon wax on it and it hatched a week later. Have you candled it yet?
     
  5. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Songster

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    OK I just candled it at day 12 and I saw the chick moving inside. I'm debating whether to try Elmer's glue or paraffin or nothing. Any more opinions?

    I set 8 eggs 3 brown, 3 blue and 2 white. I only seem to be able to see inside the white ones. Of course the one WITHOUT the crack is not fertile. The one WITH the crack has a chick bouncing around inside [​IMG]
     
  6. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I've also read nail polish.. but never tried it.

    Good luck!
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

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    A little wax is your best bet.
     

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