Can you fix a broken goose egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nicole C, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Nicole C

    Nicole C Hatching

    Jul 13, 2019
    I broke my goose egg on day 20 of incubation and I accidentally dropped an egg while standing, it was devastating because there was a huge crack down the middle and a few dents. Is it fixable? This is my first time hatching eggs and I wanted to hatch chicken eggs as well but all of the eggs membranes broke and smelled rotten a few days afterwards so I threw them out.
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Better luck next time...
  3. Nicole C

    Nicole C Hatching

    Jul 13, 2019
    I searched up online and I put some wax on it. I'm going to pray that it'll hatch within this week:(
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Good luck and please keep us posted!
  5. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

    Nov 5, 2018
    Birmingham UK
    Can you post a photo of the egg. Is there blood coming out of the cracks?
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have read many have used wax to fix a crack. Hopefully it will work for this egg. We have a few hatching experts that can help. @Pyxis @WVduckchick keep us updated!
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    I recently found a cracked egg under a hen. Brought it inside and used paper medical tape. It survived until day 19. But I think it was more my fault. I didn’t turn it often enough and the CAM didn’t spread throughout the egg.

    I tried wax once, but found that it just melted and blocks all the pores. If the wax comes off of yours, maybe try the medical tape.
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    The day I noticed it had quit. :(
  8. Nicole C

    Nicole C Hatching

    Jul 13, 2019
    The pictures can't capture anything inside the egg but it did not quit!! I tried the water test and it moved a lot!! The eggs are due the day after tomorrow if they hatch in 28 days. The wax did not melt and I'm praying it will internal pip soon.
    A concerning thing is that it seems to have lost too much moisture since the air cell is pretty huge.

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Jun 24, 2012
    That is great news, I hope it hatches! :fl
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