Duct Tape?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Wolf Queen, May 3, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an egg that I think I accidently cracked and it has a hole in it about the size of a 12 year old's pinky finger and I still want to try to hatch it since it is really close any way and I was wondering if it would be safe to use duct tape over the hole to prevent it from cracking and or leaking more. Can anyone answer this question for me [​IMG]... PLEASE [​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Duct tape isn't a good idea.... try candle wax.
     
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im afraid to because I suspect the wax will go into the egg [​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Duct tape isn't penatrable by a chick, its too strong and may prevent it from being able to hatch properly. A little candlewax is usually what is suggested.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Duct tape isn't going to work. Wax of some kind. If you can hold the egg with the crack side down and then rub the was on it may work. Anytime there is a crack you lesson the chance of it hatching.
     
  6. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. Where can I buy candlewax? [​IMG]
     
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