Hair-line crack repair w/ wax?? How???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roosteroops, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some dark brown Cuckoo Maran eggs coming tomorrow. I already know that one has a small hairline fracture in it. Is it possible to incubate it successfully? From what I understand this fracture is really tiny, barely visible unless help up to a light.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a rule, my cracked eggs haven't made it to hatch. But you've got nothing to lose by trying, right? I place a small piece of scotch tape over any cracks in my eggs. Others use wax to seal it, but my fear is that dripping hot wax on the egg does more damage than good.

    Good luck!

    Kathy in Texas
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I used candle wax on my two cracked eggs , one never developed but the other one is pipped today.
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    candle wax should do the trick
     
  5. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I light the candle and drip it on the crack or do I rub a candle over the crack?

    and if it 'goes bad' in the incubator - will it smell and ruin the others?
     

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