Damaged eggs

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

  1. hacharlton

    hacharlton Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duct tape may not be the best... I personally use candle wax and I know others also use nail polish.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. hacharlton

    hacharlton Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    I just got the mental picture of a quail trying to hatch through duct tape. Poor baby!!!
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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