Ha! Ha! What a decorative egg you have!! Hawkeye, remember the people hatching eggs in the breathable fish bags? You could run to one of those great fish shops in Wichita and buy a few bags from them. Put that egg shell and all in the bag and if the yolk isn't destroyed it should still hatch. I've also used onclusive dressings like they use for burns and other skin openings that require air but you need to keep from getting dirty. They are pricey and hard to find but awesome. I normally just use tape too but these things work for the bigger cracks. Ivy you crack me. You should have been a comedy writer! Well I got some reprieve. The chicken buyer isn't coming until tomorrow. Yippee. He doesn't want to buy my ducks so I guess I'll have to sell them elsewhere. I need to get hold of the rooster buyer and see when he wants to come.