Hairline crack; nail polish?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by XavCas, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. XavCas

    XavCas Out Of The Brooder

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    It is day 5 of incubation and my hen is sitting on 2 eggs, while I was candling today I noticed one had a hairlike ( ? ) crack. I was wondering if you could put nail polish on it and if it would still hatch.? Also, would the egg be ok if I wait till tomorrow to do it because I dont wanna disturb her anymore then I have to or have her crack the egg even more.. I was just gonna wait for her to jump off the nest to do her business. Im really nervous and scared the two eggs wont hatch.. i guess its daddy jitters because this feeling always happens when I hatch eggs, but this is my first crack on an egg. Just need answers thanks.!!
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about nail polish but I used to have a buiness raising exotic birds (parrots) and it was a common practice to use crazy glue on a hairline crack. Just make sure not to get too much on as it will seal the pores up.
     
  3. XavCas

    XavCas Out Of The Brooder

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    I put some nail polish on the crack, I really hope this works. I have a bad feeling about this hatch though. She is a new mom and its cold here. Does anyone know what the chance of these two eggs to hatch will be.? I know they are both fertile..
     
  4. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where you are located but we live in MN/WI area and I know there are lots of people with hens sitting on chicks/eggs...so the temp should be fine.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have tried to get my hens to sit on eggs that had a crack before- they always seem to know and open up that egg.
     

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