Cracked Egg with Chick, will it survive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MJCommando, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. MJCommando

    MJCommando New Egg

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    Hello all, this is my first post on the forum and I've got a question about a cracked egg.

    We found a 6' Texas Rat Snake constricting our only sitting hen. She was sitting on 16 eggs before the snake. When I removed the snake there were only 4 left, she also kicked one out of the nesting box when she jumped out and it busted on the ground. I took the three remaining egg and placed them in my home made "Cooler-bator" that I had just finished. A few days later, one of the eggs developed a crack. I can see there's a developed chick still inside and the membrane looks intact, but I'm unsure if its alive. Already lost, should I throw it out?

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would save it just in case. Last week I hatched an egg that cracked a week before it was due. I put some glue from a glue stick over the crack hoping to seal it and the chick survived and is healthy.
     
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  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    My dog grabbed a developing egg out of a nest and pulled half the shell off it before I caught him- the egg still hatched out just fine.
     

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