help! Bloody crack on fertile egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Freya, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Freya

    Freya Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my chickens eggs fell from the nesting box (didn't have ledge high enough, but I fixed that now). It is cracked but the crack is red (blood) with a small section that looks like blood seaped out and smeared on the egg. I just candled the egg and the chick is still moving around. Do I bother trying to seal it shut or is it pretty much a goner with the blood seapage?


    Thanks! Poor lil thing!
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Why not give it a try? The worst that could happen is that the chick will die, and that will most likely happen anyway if you don't try.
     
  3. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If bacteria builds up in there is could be a stinky mess and spoil other eggs. That's a tough call!
     
  4. Freya

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    Yeah, thank you. I just sealed it with Elmers glue. Waiting for it to dry completely before I put it back out with momma hen, so no bacteria sticks to it. I'll keep checking on it to see how it's doing. I was mostly concerned because of the blood on the crack.
     
  5. Freya

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    I'll check on it often, if it starts stinking bad, I'll remove it.
     
  6. Freya

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    So far the lil one in the egg is still moving around in there :) Keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he hatches call him like little red or mary (bloody mary like the drink!)
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've dropped an egg while candling at day 14 before and had a bit of blood seepage. I covered the crack with a small piece of electrical tape and the silly bugger hatched as if nothing had ever happened.
     
  9. Freya

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    Awesome news! I'm hoping everything will be ok, and yes, I will have to give it a good name if it hatches lol!
     
  10. Freya

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    I actually also have one brown egg that's been out there the longest. It cracked a bit, so I was gonna throw it out. I didn't see anything when I candled it, but it's brown, so hard to see. I left it on the table on the porch while I was in the middle of something and forgot it was there overnight in the cold. So the next day I decided, what the hell, I'll put it back in the coop see if my hen will lay on it to get her broody. She layed on it, and started laying on my other hens eggs with it. One day I found it kicked out of the nest box and pretty cold. I put it back lol! I don't know why I kept putting a dud egg back with my hen and her stolen eggs but I did. This morning, I decided hey, I'll candle it again just for fun. You know what I saw!? Movement inside that egg!!! And whoever is in there is decent size!! This one if it makes it is definitely gonna have a special name lol!
     

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