Do I seal and incubate cracked egg? (HOT MESS)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by merc, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. orrpeople

    orrpeople Grading essays - be back soon!

    Jun 15, 2016
    State of Jefferson
    Yeah, it really depends so much on where the crack is located and at which point in incubation the crack occurred. Eggs with cracks at the outset have never incubated for me. However, eggs I have inadvertently dropped while candling - if I can get athletic tape on them asap - have all hatched just fine. Now, that said, none of those had perforated air cells - always the cracks were lower. I think if the air cell goes, the chick won't be able to hatch.
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  2. merc

    merc Songster

    Jun 7, 2012
    Redmond, WA
    My Coop
    i was just thinking those two factors must determine how it all plays out.
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