Dent in a shipped egg, can I incubate it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    Hi, I got my last shipment of eggs today. When I unwrapped them, one of the Showgirl Silkies had a dent in it, not a truce crack, more of a dent. It looks as if something poked into the egg from outside, the membrane isn't broken though. Is there anything I can do to save it?
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Maybe try to take some candle wax and put over it, JUST IN CASE
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    A few people have said they melted wax over the crack and they incubated just fine. Worth a try.
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I had the same thing happen when I got some RIR's from sunshinesilkies and I used clear nail polish. Out of the 4 that were badly dented, 3 hatched!
  5. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    Great! I'll give it a try and see what happens. Thank you!
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Yes, definitely at least try, it cant hurt.
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I have covered damaged eggs with wax before, 1 arrived to me cracked with the membrane intact, it developed but never hatched, another I cracked half way through incubating and got a healthy baby from it, so the wax is definately worth a try! Good Luck [​IMG]

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