Dropped and cracked an egg, HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by artathart, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was candling and I dropped an egg on the table Stupid butter fingers!!!! Well it didnt break all the way but has a nice spliting crack in it. Baby is still moving around inside. I read somewhere to put wax on the crack???

    *Updated to show WAX repair

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011
  2. Sancharosa

    Sancharosa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats what I have heard also, paraffin wax will seal up the cracks.
     
  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the same thing a while back and candle waxed it. The chick hatched just fine. The crack was small, though, and I really built the wax up so it wouldn't over-soften and come off in the incubator. Another poster on here also cracked an egg candling and put duct tape over it. When he/she posted (can't remember who it was) the egg was pipping but the duct tape was hard to get off.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no Art!! Things are just not going your way this hatch!! [​IMG] Sorry to hear this. Perhaps I rubbed off on you!
     
  5. wezzerrs

    wezzerrs New Egg

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    wax will do the job. you must ack fast if the chick starts suckin air bones will develope and most likely have leg or toe problems
     
  6. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am nto sure if I acted fast enough. I have him/her all waxed up but it took about 20 mins to melt the wax and cover all the cracks. I hope my egg surgery will protect him/her. I did my very best.
     
  7. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know how the chick does. You did a nice 'repair'!
     
  8. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will!!! I started with 26 eggs and I am down to 11 with two being possible quiters so every egg matters!!!!!
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Good job on the wax repair. Alot of members here have hatched out waxed chicks. ALOT!
     
  10. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!!! I am very optomistic. I am going to candle in a little while and make sure he/she is still moving around.
     

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