Cracked Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ichoudhury, May 10, 2011.

  1. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would you consider putting this in the Incubator? or should I better off just not try to hatch it?

    (It was shipped (eBay) and out of 11, this one had this chip). I was already disappointed as the seller sent me wrong eggs, and now this (technically, I bought 8 eggs and he sent 11 .. so I shouldn't be upset .. but then again, he got my order screwed up too) .. Oh well, that's another story.

    I really want to know if I should just fry it or put it in the incubator?

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  2. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    im new to the whole egg thing, but i have done loads and loads of reasurch, i wouldnt put that in personally, as the crack could have bactieria in it and spread it to the others, but thats just my opinion,,
    good luck with your eggs,
    i am sitting here listening to mine trying to hatch and eating my fingernails with excitement
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I have heard of people putting wax on eggs that have cracks but I don't think that the cracks they are doing it to are that big. Personally, I wouldn't set it but maybe someone who has done this before will chime in.
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    What could it hurt,I have had cracked eggs hatch as have others.Put it in for 5-7 days see what happens.
     
  5. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe keeping it for 5-6 days wont hurt anything [​IMG]
     
  6. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am afraid of the bacteria spread on the rest of the egg too, so I was wondering if i could just put tape or i have organic potty for bonsai, I can use that [​IMG]
     
  7. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops, duplicate Post! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Put a piece of duck tape over it, and it will be fine.

    I hatched this lavender showgirl with duck tape!

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  9. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agree! Do try to seal it.
    I currently have a cracked egg in my incubator, which I waxed. On day 10 and there is development.
     
  10. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my opinion, based on the fact that these are purchased eggs and presumabally valuable to you, i would put enough melted wax over it to seal it and set it. keep a close watch on it and if no development by day 10 discard it. keep watch to make sure no bacterior cause it to decay and ecplode or exude as that could kill the other eggs. best of luck
     

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