Cracked eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chooky13, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. chooky13

    chooky13 New Egg

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    I have an egg with a very slight crack/dent in our incubator, should I take it out or leave in???[​IMG]
     
  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Take it out before it starts leaking bacteria in your bator
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can try repairing it with some candle wax. Birthday candles would be ideal if you have any handy, as the wax melts at a lower temperature. Just check the damage is only shell deep and not through the membrane as well.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Unless the egg is quite valuable, I would recommend removing it - spoiled eggs can seriously smell, and contaminate the other eggs in the incubator.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I agree with sumi, I've read of several successful hatches where cracks were sealed with melted wax.
     
  9. chooky13

    chooky13 New Egg

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    Thanks for the help!!! I think I'll take it out as it is not valuable.
     
  10. chooky13

    chooky13 New Egg

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    Please excuse my ignorance but I cannot for the life of me find where to begin a new thread![​IMG]
     

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