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

    Feb 24, 2009
    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,
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    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

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    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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