Egg cracked/dented!? Should I give up..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alli590, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. alli590

    alli590 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 26 eggs in the bator, two cracked on day 3 (house keeper bumped the bator on accident) but I put nail polish over the cracks and it's now day 9 and they are healthy and growing! A few days ago I was turning them and I noticed one was cracked/dented (I think someone bumped into the bator again) it was only like day 6 I think, so put nail polish on it. All the other eggs are doing great, the hearts are beating and they are floating around the eggs, except for this guy. He has not moved and I can't see his heart beating. Should I give up or give it a few more days?[​IMG]
    That's the dent, I could only find black nail polish (I don't really wear nail polish).
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    The crack goes almost all around the egg[​IMG]
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Give it some time and then if still no good, then heave it. There is no advantage to jumping the gun if things might go right.


    AND OF COURSE [​IMG]
     
  3. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never knew you could put nail varnish on a cracked egg, wish I knew this over a month ago, my broody was really knocking her eggs, kicking them out and going stone cold, I remember on day 18 I brought them home, I couldn't see any Movement in any, when they had warmed up all 3 was moving, by day 21 only one hatched, the cracked one died probably from bacteria getting in!-.- doesn't the nail polish harm them egg?
     
  4. alli590

    alli590 Out Of The Brooder

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    i thought nail polish would kill them as well, i myself cant stand the smell. but my two eggs that cracked early are growing! they seem perfectly fine and healthy!
     
  5. CocoPopz

    CocoPopz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's cool, who advised you to put nail varnish on?
     
  6. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That was smart! Good luck! [​IMG] Let me know if you need any advice with anything else!
     

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