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cracked egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jesusfreak101, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen been sitting for four days abd one egg looks to have a tiny crack from a toe claw that wont hatch right?
     
  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it indeed is cracked and not scratched then no, it will not. It's best to remove it if she hasn't already before the bacteria invade and make a smelly mess.
     
  3. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A cracked egg CAN hatch if the membrane has not been torn. I had a turkey egg that had a huge dimpled crack the side of a dime as well as trailing crack lines that spread out to about the size of a nickle (tractor ran over the nest). Anyway, since the egg wasn't leaking I took that to mean there was a chance the membrane was still intact and so I sealed the dimpled crack and all of the crack lines with a bit of melted wax from a left-over birthday candle. The egg not only made it through almost three weeks of incubation under a first time broody hen, but also hatched out a perfectly healthy and active turkey poult.
     
  4. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes it can cover with clear nail polish or super glue and wait till tacky and rub dirt on it to fix the stickiness and smell. I have hatched cracked eggs before
     

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