Hatching Glued Eggs????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Randy, May 1, 2009.

  1. Randy

    Randy Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I've heard that you can glue an egg that is cracked and hatch it out. Anyone ever try this? Have any luck? What kind of glue do you use?

    I recieved a batch of scrambled eggs in the mail this morning and I'm wondering if I can salvage some of them.
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    northern MN
    I hatched out a maran from a glued egg last week. I used elmer's glue after I dropped the egg on day 13. It was cracked and actually bleeding a bit. I glued it and stopped turining it until it hatched. It was the last one and I did help a bit but she is doing fine. I say as long as the aircell looks pretty intact and no major goo try it.
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I received eggs and 4 were very badly dented. They weren't leaking so I thought I'd give them a shot -what did I have to lose right?! I figured that I'd just keep an eye on them in case they did start to leak. I used clear nail polish on them. Out of the 4 dented ones, 3 hatched! Good luck to you! [​IMG]
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes glue, wax, or small pc. tape. They hatch thousand of the color easter chicks after glue or wax to close up the hole where the dye was injected.

    Small outer cracks, I use the crazy glue. Of course if cracked to deep nothing will help.
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I patched mine with birthday candle wax. It scrapes off easily enough, so the ones with a lot of wax I can scrape off the "zip-zone" on day 18, so they'll be able to bust out. Plus no toxic chemicals in the candle wax, I wouldn't want to use super glue of nail polish.
  6. mouton

    mouton In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2009
    Cordele, Ga 31015
    You can also use Elmers's glue and a piece of shell from a previous
    egg to cover the dent and make the area stronger and better protected.
  7. kbmead

    kbmead In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2008
    Bainbridge Is., WA
    Superglue works! I have used it on slightly cracked eggs a few days before they were ready to hatch, and the chicks came out fine. One had an underdeveloped eye, but she is fine and our favorite, tamest hen. I just put it gently over the cracks, and held it until the glue dried, then put back under the hen.

    Good luck!

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