Damaged eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hacharlton, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. hacharlton

    hacharlton In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    I have a Coturnix quail egg that was dented last night when I retrieved it from the cage. I put duct tape over the wound and plan on putting it in the incubator with 8 other eggs tonight. Is there any hope for this egg. It was a much bigger egg than any other egg I have gotten.

  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Duct tape may not be the best... I personally use candle wax and I know others also use nail polish.

  3. hacharlton

    hacharlton In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    Thanks, I will try wax before putting it in the incubator. I just used the first thing handy. This will be my first try at incubating eggs, so I wanted to give them the best chance I could. Duct tape usually fixes anything!
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I just got the mental picture of a quail trying to hatch through duct tape. Poor baby!!!

  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    I used scotch tape on mine and it was the first to peep, pip and zip! I bet duct tape is fine.
  6. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    I have a difficult time pulling duct-tape off of the roll. I can't imagine a chick being able to get out of a duct-taped egg.
  7. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    Quote:good point... have you ever tried to get duck tape out of your hair??? lol...

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