Candled and egg has crack in it. Embryo developing still, What to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweeterdeeter42, May 11, 2011.

  1. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At day 8 when I candled I noticed that one of my eggs has a few tiny cracks in it that had to have been there when I put it in the incubator. The embryo is developing well and it has good veining. What should I do?
     
  2. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most use unscented candle wax to seal the cracks. Just don't use any more than you have to, and try not to cover the big end of the egg. I used nail polish on two eggs because that's all I had. I had read about that, too.
     
  3. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did they hatch after you used the nail polish? The cracks are very small and on the side. They kind of go out like a spider web.
    Would I melt the wax and drip it on, or rub it on?
     
  4. chickenpickens

    chickenpickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 7 yo was "helping" unpack an order of eggs and cracked one on the counter. It was a fairly large crack. We took a tea candle, lit it and dribbled the wax directly on it. It was one of the firt ones to hatch.

    That would be "first" not firt
     
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  5. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read to drip it on. I haven't hatched yet. I go into lock down tomorrow! But I've been candling my cracked eggs everyday, and they are doing great! Love to see them move!
     
  6. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're still early on, too. They say if they go bad you will definitely smell them. Pretty soon you'll see them moving!
     
  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    I would suggest the wax, or duct tape.. I have read that they hatch the same as regular eggs...
     
  8. CO-OP_COOP

    CO-OP_COOP Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LMAO.. duct tape? you definitely have to add that to the million uses for duct tape.. awesome!
     
  9. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I actually just read that the other day. I laughed out loud on that one.
     
  10. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:LMAO.. duct tape? you definitely have to add that to the million uses for duct tape.. awesome!

    Duct tape has limitless uses... [​IMG]
     

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