Crack in an egg??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by caral07, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. caral07

    caral07 Songster

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    I recently was given 6 rio grande wild turkey eggs to hatch by my neighbor. One got craked though and I just now realized it. Will the egg be okay or is it no good. It didnt crack the membrane yet just fractured the shell then it go pushed in a little. I would post a pic but dont know how.
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I got a cracked egg last week, no ruptured membrane...I just use elmers glue since it is non-toxic to try to keep it from losing too much moisture. It is growing just fine with the rest, all shipped. I have sucessfully hatched cracked ones before, I just keep a closer eye on it.....
     
  3. I got 2 cracked eggs and was thinking about putting a bandaid or liquid skin on the crack. Has anyone sucessfully hatched cracked eggs or have any ideas?
     
  4. Hi! If it's a small crack, I'd just cover it with masking tape (making sure it isn't in 'pipping area', chicks can't pip through masking tape).
    Good luck!
     
  5. aggie9296

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    several people on here have successfully hatched cracked eggs. Duct tape, masking tape, clear tape, nail polish, white glue, super glue have all been used.
     
  6. naakte

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    haha I would never have thought of masking tape, but then none of my eggs were cracked in shipment because the lady I got my eggs from knew just how to wrap and ship. Hi Lisa!!

    Donna in Branson
     
  7. caral07

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    [​IMG] Well I just candeled it and it is doing fine.
     
  8. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    That is great, i never knew you could hatch an egg with a crack. [​IMG]
     
  9. klf73

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    I still say elmers glue is the best....non-toxic, easy for the chick to get through, dries easy....
     
  10. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chirping

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    Quote:Same here. You learn something new every day. Nature is amazing, isn't it?

    -S
     

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