Cracked egg. How to wax??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkiesForEver, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I just received eggs in the mail for my broody hen, and one of them got cracked in shipping. It is only hairline cracks but it did leak some fluid and is right and air pocket. Should I wax it? Is there a chance the chick could survive? Thanks!
     
  2. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess its worth a try and u could always candle later and toss it if nothing is happening with it. Its easy. U just drip candle wax on the crack and let the cool air harden and seal it for u. Also u can use fingernail polish to cover and seal the crack. Dont seal the entire egg which ever method u use as they have pores and need to breathe just the crack.
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

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    Thanks for your reply. I also heard that you can use non toxic Elmer's glue. I have only put a thin layer of glue over the crack. We're now at day 1. [​IMG] I'll keep you updated when I candle.
     
  4. JHorn91180

    JHorn91180 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hopefully the egg will do somthing. I just got 2 clutches of eggs in the mail over the past week but was lucky as all arrived good and didnt have to repair any. What kind did u get? I usally never give a rats hiney about the mail (always bill and junk) except when Im expecting eggs and then I think of my mailman as Santa LOL
     
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  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I got blue mottled/black mottled/ mille fleur/ and golden neck D'uccles.


    I usally never give a rats hiney about the mail (always bill and junk) except when Im expecting eggs and then I think of my mailman as Santa LOL

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Same here! It took longer than expected to ship, so when they told me it was gonna come late I was mad! [/FONT][​IMG] Then the post man rang the door bell. Lol!
     

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