Experiment...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by anac1979, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. anac1979

    anac1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 17 BBS Brahma eggs I am incubating & one of them got cracked. I decided to find out if you can hatch a cracked egg. I read that, yes, you can but the membrane has to be intact, which mine is. So i put some elmer's glue over the crack, as stated in my findings, & let it dry, then put it back in the incubator. I guess I will see in 8 days how things are going. What's the worst that could happen? It doesn't hatch? Anyway, anyone else ever do this?
     
  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have always used nail polish. I have had eggs devlop with cracks, just be extra careful with them so they don't get bacteria or crack completly.

    Good luck
     
  3. anac1979

    anac1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Thank you. Hope this one is fertile. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidently cracked two eggs with my last incubation ... (I dropped one on the other) neither had the membrane cracked so I took out some paraffin wax, melted some and brushed it along the cracks... Both hatched out just fine.
     
  5. anac1979

    anac1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome info! I hope this one hatches. Guess I'll have to wait & see...:)
     

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