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Day 10 & 2 cracked eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DDDMIchicks, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. DDDMIchicks

    DDDMIchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    A little background, this is my first hatch so I'm a little clueless! We candled lat night and saw movement in all 9 eggs that we're incubating. The only problem that we found was that 2 of the eggs are cracked! The cracks are not very visable from the outside but you can really see them when they're being candled. I am positive that I can see movement in both of them.
    Should I do something to try and fix them or just leaave them alone and see what happens? Is there any hope for them?
    Please help a worried first timer!!
     
  2. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! Most common remedies are Elmers Glue or candle wax. My favorite is elmers glue. Apply a very thin layer over the crack only (leaving as much shell unglued as possible to llow embryo to "breather" still. I aim for 3 very thin layers. I've had a few do GREAT and make it to hatch.

    Good luck!!
     
  3. DDDMIchicks

    DDDMIchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I'm going to run out and get some glue now! Hopefully my babies make it! I never imagined that I would be such a nervous wreck during this process!!
     

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