Egg with hole in it. Can it still be incubated, if filled with wax?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dizzychicken, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on this forum that wax will hold a crack, but what about a hole the size of a pin head. I don't know if one of the hens pecked it or what, but I am not getting that many Welsummer eggs and want to incubate all I can. Thanks for any advice.

    Love Wins,
    Cheryl
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It's worth a shot, but it's a place bacteria can enter.

    Try it and candle at day 10.
     
  3. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems so me you could try, if it hasn't punctured the membrane.
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have one that I am currently incubating that I did in fact fill with wax, crayon. It is on day 14 and seems to be doing ok.

    Also a Wellie.
     
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dude! A crayon! What color did you use? That is awesome! For some reason I didn't even think of using my kids crayons! I searched the whole house looking for a stupid white candle!
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I used yellow! [​IMG]
     

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