Cracked egg is losing moisture too quickly??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adrian, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. adrian

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    One of my eggs was cracked -- just a small crack, on the large end near the air cell. It did not injure the membrane and is only a hairline crack, very small. However the air cell is growing really fast now. I am wondering whether I should incubate this egg at a higher relative humidity, and whether that would help at all? I repaired the crack with clear nail polish immediately. Any advice would be much much appreciated!
     
  2. adrian

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    Also, I just read an article that mentioned that improperly repaired cracks can result in too much moisture loss. I'm going to go put another coat of nail polish on it... I probably didn't put enough as I was paranoid about it being toxic. Bah.
     
  3. Higins00

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    Use candle wax over polish melt drops over the crack
     

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