Candled Eggs & there is an embyro & a crack!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks_N_Horses, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    This is my second batch (first batch got fried) and I finally for the first time this morning saw a little embryo (I hope that is what I saw, I am still new to this [​IMG] ) and I saw a crack in the shell. A small one about a 1/4 of an inch long. Should I cull it or can it make it with a crack?
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    One thing I have learned about repairing cracked eggs is the increase of infection/bacateria.
    Anymore I just huck them.
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    many people have saved the alive but slightly cracked ones by putting candle wax on the crack to seal it.

    sooner is better
    good luck
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Don't chuck it!! Right now I have a hatchling in my incubator that just hatched about 20 minutes ago. It had a 1/2 inch crack in it when I dropped it on my stove. I took some scentless candlewax, melted it on the egg and incubated it.

    I now have a 20 minute old Gold Laced cochin in my incubator.

    Give it a chance to develop!

  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    My point is it is not woth them getting sick and possiblely spreading it to the other chicks.
    But hey what do I know.

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