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Cracked an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lacrystol, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Tuesday is Lockdown for my eggs, this morning I get up to turn them and one slips out of my hands and yes you guessed it, it cracked. A little bit of blood came out, so I put pressure on it, it stops right away then I put tape on it because I wasn't sure what the heck to do but just thought close the egg back up. I know it probably won't make it and if it does it will be amazing. Does anyone have any suggestions? If someone has a better idea then tape let me know, the tape I put on it is invisible tape so I don't plan on it to stick for very long. Perhaps a bandaid? hummm Please send me your thoughts.
     
  2. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I receive eggs that are cracked I take my time to secure them with wax or glue. But once they are in the incubator I have the scotch tape ready. There is always a high potential for moisture loss, but if its pretty closed up then it will make it.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it was only a small amount of blood loss and it stopped right away as it did, the odds are decent it will be fine. I think you did the right thing. You might want to keep some styptic powder on hand in the future for just such accidents -- they sell it at drug stores in the first aid or shaving aisle.
     
  4. cmom

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    I have had a cracked egg hatch. When I put in in the incubator I didn't notice the crack as it was a hairline (a very fine crack). I only noticed it when I candled and by that time the chick was developing. I didn't do anything as the crack was so fine. I did keep track of the egg until it hatched. The crack wasn't really visible except when I candled.
     
  5. Lacrystol

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    Well it's been several hours later and I did candle the little guy and amazing enough it's still alive. No more blood yet but it's quite a big crack. One part is indented and then there's this hair line crack from the middle of the egg down to the smaller part of the egg. Yeh I know it just couldn't be the bigger part of the egg it had to be the smaller more important part. But I could see the baby chick still moving around so I'm just going to hope for the best.. Friday we should know something for absolutely for sure. I'm wondering though if I should just stop turning them. The 18th day won't be until tuesday but because of the crack I'm wondering if I should hold off on this one and just turn the others like normal. Any suggestions???
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Melt some candle wax and spread it over the crack. It will help seal the egg and prevent too much moisture from escaping. It also keep bacteria out. [​IMG]
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Quote:Oh OK I would have never guess that...
     
  8. Lacrystol

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    Ok just got done with putting candle wax on it, great I deal hope it works...
     
  9. psnider1968

    psnider1968 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just read this thread because I cracked on of my little silkie's eggs she was sitting on. I put the candlewax on there and put it back with her. Hoping for the best, she's worked hard.
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    It works, the candle wax does work, that particular egg did manage to hatch out just fine, I have taken this advice and used it for all and any future cracked eggs.
     

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