Can you set an egg with a small crack?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chknmomma, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. chknmomma

    chknmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put some eggs under our broody tonight. But I noticed that one had a hairline crack. Only noticeable in the daylight and not by the lights in the house. Does it have a chance? I haven't put it under her yet.

    This is the one and ONLY egg I have from her and our new roo before she went broody. I really want it to HATCH!! (The rest of the eggs under her are from someone else)
    Any advice??
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    You could try lighting a candle and letting the wax drip on the crack. I have not had any luck with cracked eggs, but you could try.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    My husband dropped some keys on an egg I wanted to set and cracked the top. I put wax on it hoping that it would work, but didn't hold my breath.....

    It hatched!!!

    So, it is worth a try.
     
  4. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my duck eggs last month, and about day 25 I noticed one was cracked pretty good. I don't know how I missed it up till then. BUT it did hatch!
     
  5. chknmomma

    chknmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Love it! Off to try it now - thanks!! Now, we just have to wait 20-21 days to see if works!!!
     
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    It has been done! I think someone on here put some tape on theirs to help with the humidity inside the egg
     
  7. Quote:Yup, I have used tape on cracked eggs ! It works pretty good [​IMG]
     
  8. chknmomma

    chknmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, what if it is porous, too???? Do those still hatch?
     

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