Cracked Egg with Chick, will it survive?

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

  1. MJCommando

    MJCommando New Egg

    Apr 10, 2012
    Comanche, TX
    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!

  2. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    USA- Southwest
    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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