Hatching broken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Duck Hill, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Duck Hill

    Duck Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be possible to hatch a clean, broken egg without its egg shell. See the following video:



    It shows an egg that is incubated without its shell. It reportedly resulted in a chick!

    If anyone tries this, please post the results on this thread.
     
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  2. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother broke the shell of an egg while candling around day 13 and was SO sad when she saw it had a perfect little chick growing inside. The membrane hadn't been hurt so she put it alone inside another bator without any turner or hand turning and one week later a lively little barnyard mix hatched!
     
  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    interesting, I might give it a whirl...

    But, I suspect that there is probably a low hatch rate unless you can keep a sterile environment in the incubator, might need something like a UV sterilizer in there to keep the air clean... That incubator looks like a lab quality culture one (clued in by the pressurized gas tanks on side that can be used to create a artificial and sterile atmosphere inside if needed) and many of those also have UV sterilizers inside so the recirculated air is sterile...
     
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  4. Duck Hill

    Duck Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that is interesting. Thank you for the details.
     

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