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EMERGENCY! Egg badly damaged!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emmascot, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. emmascot

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    I am ssssooooo upset at myself
    Ok so we havé serama eggs hatching
    One did this morning and my young cat ( we have 3 and the others never ever got any interest in the chickens that way) jumped on the counter and got the whole incubator on the floor!
    Thank fully a misplace rug cushioned the landing
    The chick is ok but one of the egg got real bad.
    It is due to hatch in a couple of days. I am worried that putting candles wax would be to hot and damaged even now
    I do not think that the membrane is damaged at all
    The wee one though is roaming about and could do more damage.
    I don't have a spare incubator to put the chick in
    Or the wee damaged egg in.
    What could be the next option?
    Ps I really want to try to help that chick if at all possible
     
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Looking at the pics it seems the membranes are thankfully still intact, but moisture loss would be a concern for me at the moment. You said the egg is due to hatch in a couple of days, when exactly?

    I don't think candle wax sealing would be good at this stage and with that extensive damage.
     
  4. emmascot

    emmascot New Egg

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    It is due to hatch on the 29th
    I had another chick in there so now that he/she is out I am going to put more wet kitchen paper to raise the humidity to a higher level
    We did see movement in the egg only an hour ago so there is life in there
     

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