Crack in Egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hippiehen, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    No, not that kind of crack. [​IMG]

    One of my shipped eggs has a hairline crack in it - I'm on day 3 incubating and just noticed when I candled looking for detached air sacks (had one of those too). What's the best way to deal with it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Wax.
     
  3. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    All righty like plain candle wax or should I find paraffin? I think all I have are scented does that matter? And how thick?
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I use birthday candles.
     
  5. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used wax from a candle I had around my house on my cracked duck egg that my dog stole and dropped. That was almost 2 weeks ago and its still doing good and go on early lockdown tomorrow.

    Just remember that you have to take a shape knife to get the wax off the egg before lockdown so that the baby can hatch.

    Best of luck to you and your egg. Please remember to have clean hands while you are doing this as to not get any bacteria on the egg before sealing it up.
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Ive never removed the wax. They hatched.
     
  7. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have A LOT of wax on mine. Like an entire side if eggs can have sides covered. lol but I also got the advice from the woman who helped me with my egg.
     

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