Candled egg, developing, but it has a CRACK!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrestedGirl, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    One of my eggs has a crack, i didn't notice it until i candled. The embryo is developing well, but will it make it if it has a crack? I have read that people use candle wax, but it sometimes start to melt towards the end at lockdown. Would a clear coat of nail polish work, or maybe elmers glue/ Please help, i don't want the egg to die.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Anyone?
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    would offer advice but this is my first time. i would think though the chems in nail polish even clear coats would be harmfull to the chick (fumes also). the glue idk about. i have heard the candle wax can help dont know about the melting i would think it would melt from the heat giving off in bator to begain with...
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    scotch tape or packing tape!!! I have done it 3 times now and it worked!
     
  5. islpet

    islpet Out Of The Brooder

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    I also made a tiny "bandaid" with a piece of packing tape and the egg is developing. Will it hatch? It may or may not but I did what I could to give it a chance.
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
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    2 of the 3 I did with tape hatched...the other one quit about half way through.
     
  7. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last egg that had a crack I fixed with Elmer's Glue and a paintbrush, just painted it on. He hatched Monday, name? Elmer!
     
  8. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    best way is a drop of melted paraffin. works great
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Candle wax.
     

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