Cracked eggs, again!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickrockette, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Chickrockette

    Chickrockette Just Hatched

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    hi there! First time incubating eggs of any sort! I searched high and low in the wonderful cracked eggs thread but couldn't find an answer to this question: anyone have success sealing up a crack that had liquid emanating from it? I realise that means the membrane was pierced so wondered if it was a lost cause - I sealed it (tiny dent about 2mmx3mm) with beeswax anyway just in case. Unfortunately it's an olive egger, so nearly impossible to see anything (esp as it is only day 4). This happened on day 2. Looking forward to some wisdom from the experts! :D
     
  2. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to backyard chickens! I use nail polish, but when you put it on turn the egg upsidedown or the nail polish will go into the crack. happy hatching!!![​IMG]
     
  3. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I haven't had much luck with cracked eggs. I've heard of wax, nail polish and a few others I can't remember at the moment. I've tried top coat nail polish.

    The one that sticks out the most and makes sense (at least to me) is the clear bandage that you paint on to a cut to seal it. On one of the last hatch-a-longs someone mentioned that it worked well. I will probably try this one myself next time. Hopefully this gives a couple of options to try.
     
  4. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    And yes...[​IMG] I didn't notice your post count until after I posted...lol! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]

    What type of eggs are you incubating, other than the olive egger? [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickrockette

    Chickrockette Just Hatched

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    Gemma 24,

    Thank you so much! I used beeswax already, and didn't think about turning the egg upside down. I'll remember this if I ever have to do repairs again!
     
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  6. Chickrockette

    Chickrockette Just Hatched

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    Thank you! :):). All mine came together from one farmer, and they are a variety of eggs, so the chicken store proprieter thought they were all easter eggers. I kind of like the mystery! three are whitish, there were two lavender(ish), one of which broke, four olive, three light brownish pink. I am actually prepping to do it as a project with the assisted living place where my mom used to live and where I still volunteer. Wanted to do a batch by myself to make sure I didn't F it up with the residents.
     
  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    It sounds like you have quite an assortment of eggs! That'll be exciting when they hatch! It's hard to say exactly what they'll be. They could be EEs...or maybe the farmer had more than one breed? Many of us keep a variety assortment..lol.

    Please keep us updated and post some pics when the chicks have hatched! [​IMG]
    That's a really nice project to do for them in addition to volunteering.. I'm sure they'll love the chicks![​IMG]
     
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  8. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your welcome! the first time I tried to seal a crack the nail polish went in to the egg!
     

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