Cracked Egg Got Crushed. Never Mind

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Wolf Queen, May 2, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I was checking one of my laying hens and one of the eggs that should be close to hatching and it has a hole where you can see some of the baby inside. Im totally freaked out [​IMG] I put tape over the hole and a little blood came out but not alot. Is there still a chance it will hatch or should I take it out right away!?!?! HELP!
     
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  2. little_giant

    little_giant Out Of The Brooder

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    i think you should candle it to see if its alive or not. if its dead you should take it out. if its not then dont
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I would take the tape off and hope for the best. Maybe it cracked the shell for air.
     
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  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im pretty sure that its not a pip hole and correct me if im wrong but ive heard there is hardly any liquid in the egg at hatching point and in this egg it still had at least a decent amount of liquid. Anyway I think when I picked it up for daily examination I think I might have cracked it [​IMG] Would a picture help? If so could you please explain how to post a pic (lol sorry i'm new)?[​IMG] Also this was an accidental incubation so I do not know if the eggs are 2 or 3 weeks old. Also the hatching period is 21-26 days correct? Also how is the best way to candle an egg?
     
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  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    If you look at the top of the page where is starts with index, go over to uploads, click on that. When go to the browse button and click on that. Now find your pictures, hopefully you have them on your computer. Open the file and you will see the file name is in the box before the browse button. Now click submit. Then go to
    My uploads it’s on the bottom right side. Click on that. Then click, view as list. Go to the name and right click that. Click copy shortcut and past it on your reply. I hope you understand this. It’s not hard maybe you could print this out and go step by step. I can't find on here the direction on how to do it so I just did it as I know. Maybe someone can tell you where to find it.

    Good luck and it's 21 days for hatching but sometimes the temp could be off and it may take a couple more days.
     
  6. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks [​IMG] As soon as I can I will post a pic (probably later today when I mark my 2nd hatch). Also for the cracked egg should I use normal tape or duct tape or something else???
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm not sure about that. Hopefully someone will help with that.
     
  8. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok heres the pic. Every time I look at it, the more I think its a downer though. [​IMG] Am I right? Also now it kinda had a wet paint smell coming from it. Does that mean its rotten, and I should seperate it NOW

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  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Oh, it looks like momma either stepped on it or pecked the egg. I don't think there is much helping it at this point and should be tossed.
    Sorry..... [​IMG]
     
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TriciaHowe if I leave it though will it hurt the other eggs? Thats the big worry for me right now?
     
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