Cracked egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amora02, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Amora02

    Amora02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was candling an egg and it dropped out of my hands and it cracked and leaked a little. I sealed it up with nail polish and put it back in the bator. Does it have a chance?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    It has a chance. That's all I can give you. Some people have been successful. I've used both beeswax and nail polish. I think nail polish is best but you need to make sure it's completely dry or it will glue the egg to the turner.
    It has never worked for me though. But don't go by my success rate.

    What day are they on?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2, what day are they on?

    I've successfully hatched cracked/dropped eggs, but none of them ever leaked (cracks were very small or on the air cell). You'll definitely want to keep a close eye on it if its still viable. One thing I've noticed is those cracked eggs loose moisture much, much faster than the intact ones.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Amora02

    Amora02 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are set to hatch on Thursday. We had 9 eggs in there and we suspect that about 7 or 8 will hatch maybe
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Keep us informed if the cracked one hatches.
     
  6. Amora02

    Amora02 Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs have gone into lockdown today. Sooo excited! :)
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Good luck!!!
     
  8. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    There is always a chance! But I think the leak means ripping off the fetal membranes, and this is usually not an encouraging sign.
    I would check them again in two three days and check development.
    Good luck
    Benny
     
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  9. Amora02

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    Day 19 today and all looks ok with the other eggs and I think my other birds are talking to my chicks inside the egg, so i think they could hatch within a few days
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

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    good, I have not had cracked eggs go past day 10.
     

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