Fixing a cracked egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I searched and came across hundereds of threads figured it would be faster to just ask.

    Moving eggs around one rolled into the other and cracked it a bit we are on day 13. I grabbed a small piece of tape and put it over the crack is that all you do?
     
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That may work. I've heard nail polish, or candle wax too. Some glue another piece of egg shell over the broken spot.
     
  3. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would put a peice of duct tape on it. and ask the lord to help it.
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not use duct tape because the adhesive on it is very acidic. You can use nail polish, tape will work, glue like elmers, or liquid bandaid, or wax will all work as long as the membrane is intact. If it's not then there really isn't much you can do at day 13.
     
  5. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a less than the size of a dime. It was clear packing tape.
     
  6. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clear tape works fine. You may have to remove it when the chick pips on hatch day if they try and pip through the tape but other than that it should work fine.
     
  7. CarolinaChickenKeeper

    CarolinaChickenKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    clear nail polish works wonders. used it many times. look at the egg in the dark, you may find more cracks.
     
  8. Nantlais

    Nantlais New Egg

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    Hi

    Just wanted to say thank you.

    I dropped an egg whilst candling it 3 days ago. 2/3rds of shell was cracked but membrane underneath was intact. The cracking was really bad (one side was essentially caved in) but almost all the shell was still in place. I covered it in wax which meant that 2/3rds of the egg was covered and then put it back under the hen. It hatched today and is fine.

    Cheers
     

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