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Cracked eggs/ Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Master S.M.C, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does even a slightly cracked egg mean no incubation? I have a Brahma eggs that has streaks running down part of the shell, the membrane is still in tact because the egg wasn't dropped nor does it have any indentations that show it was dropped. Can I still incubate the eggs?
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I believe it shouldnt be incubated by what i have read on here!
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I have heard of people trying to repair very fine cracks, and also of eggs exploding in an incubator. Unless it was a very expensive or rare egg, and no chance of setting better quality eggs, I would suggest it is not a good idea. It is unlikely to hatch due to the increased risk of bacteria entering the egg through the crack.
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks guys, there is no issue of the eggs being super rare...they have been laid by the hen in my avatar picture. I will just wait a few days and collect fresher eggs
     
  5. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's possible the crack is from having frozen, and that wouldn't give you a viable chick.
     
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I have heard on here of people sealing up the crack with wax and having a chick hatch.
     

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