Did you ever incubate and have hatched a cracked egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bock_Bock, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i just candled my eggs for the first time and one of them has a crack on the top/big end but the air sack is still there what to do please let me know if u have hatched out a cracked egg before thanks
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I had an egg I dropped and it had a hair line crack in it, I put a piece of tape over it and it hatched out just fine...........good luck....
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That chick will start out life half-cracked...not half cocked... unless of course it's a roo.
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    [​IMG] lol thanks for the support
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I've read on here that some members use wax (from a crayon or candle) to seal the crack.

    I've never tried it personally, though, as I don't do alot of hatching.


    Dawn
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes have used wax, and glue both work, must be done before egg drys out.

    When they color code chicks, they use wax to reseal the egg where they injected the color dye.
     
  7. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Quote:Good to know.......I always wondered how they did that! [​IMG]
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Good to know.......I always wondered how they did that! [​IMG]

    They inject the dye at 11 to 14 days of incubation. Best on white breed chicks. best food color dyes are red,green,and blue.
    Use paraffin wax just a drop to seal the hole.

    They could mark chicks this way, by breed and hatch all eggs together. Like white leghorns and white rock. mostly done for sstrains of white layer.
     

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