Cracked eggs. NEED URGENT HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rashid100, May 25, 2016.

  1. Rashid100

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    Hi guys. I was incubating a few quail eggs, and they were developing perfectly fine. This morning my dog accidently hit the incuantor, and the thermometer fell down, putting small cracks in a couple of eggs. No pieces of shell came of. The cracks are very thin. I candled them and the chicks are still moving. Should I leave it alone or try fixing them with wax or nail polish? Any advice would really help!
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  3. nchls school

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    If hatch time is close I'd leave be. If more than a couple days away I would carefully seal the crack with the nail polish. My wife uses super glue to mend cuts and repair teeth on herself and me. I wonder how that would work with egg cracks/holes.

    NOW I see the pictures! I'd try a repair job, but the cracks look all the way through the membrane. I'd worry that the polish would get inside the egg. I believe I would use wax. Those cracks look bad; good chance the embryo has already been compromised and will die as a result. Even so, I'd try... Good luck
     
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  4. Rashid100

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    There are 5 days left. I'll go ahead and use nail polish. Thanks!
     
  5. Rashid100

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    So I used nail polish to cover the cracks. But some of it is in the pipping area. Will they be able to pip through it?
     
  6. nchls school

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    Possibly. With something like this it is a matter of wait and see. I have doubts they will make it to hatching, but...who knows. Just when you think the egg is ruined it hatches.
     
  7. Rashid100

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    About 10-12 hours after the incident happened, I candles the eggs. The chicks in both repaired eggs are still alive and moving. Hoping they hang in there 4 more days!
     
  8. nchls school

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    Good luck.
     
  9. Rashid100

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    Lock down today! So far they are both alive
     
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