Egg due to hatch Monday found cracked under mama; any advice out there?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lobzi, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was candling her eggs as she was out and about last night. One of the eggs has an crack that looks like something pressed into the shell. I brought it in the put it in an incubator I had set up for a school hatch project.
    This morning I got the idea of trying to seal off the hole with an egg shell piece from some eggs I cooked for breakfast. I am a little worried about introducing bacteria but I felt I needed to do something to block the hole so the inside didnt dry too much.Not sure but I think the membrane was still intact across the indention.

    Im wondering, has anyone had any experience with such an occurrence. Im wondering if it is most likely that the mama broke the egg when she discovered it was not viable any longer. It looks like it had developed when I candle it but it is too dark to see much.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    People will sometimes seal cracks with wax, try a search in the Incubation and Hatching section of the Forum
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a brighter light and a darker room. Candled my little shell sealed egg this morning and SAW MOVEMENT!
    Im ecstatic!
    I did discover another cracked egg from the incubator so I used the same sealing technique on it. Ill let you all know the out come of both. This second one was not as far along in the development and I did not see any movement so Im not as hopeful.
     
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    This morning my little patched egg is peeping! Im so excited. Pictures once my baby arrives.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Good news :D
     
  6. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I forgot to click a pic before giving this little one back to its mama. Im pleased to report the egg patch worked on this one. It will be awhile before I know if the second shell patch job worked or not.
     
  7. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Finally Mama let me see two of the babies. She has more but I think one of these two is the one from the cracked shell...the one with the spots.
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