Help! Cracked fertile!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SussexInSeattle, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Songster

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    Can anyone tell me what can be tried over a crack in a fertile egg which was placed under a broody but not her egg? The eggs are about a week in so far. Eggs were bought for this pullet to give her a job and I guess we don't have anything to lose to try to save this cracked one. I thought I read somewhere about nail polish but can't remember. Anyone have any suggestons?
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    I have heard others have done nail polish and the egg hatched...nothing to lose so you might as well try using clear nail polish...
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

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    Melt a light coat of candle wax over the crack and carefully smooth it over to seal the crack.
     
  4. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Songster

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    Thank you both so much!!!!!
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I've heard of excellent success with candle wax- use the least amount you can to prevent the egg from being wrong humidity inside.
     

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