HELP !! I cracked a egg ( only 3 days to hatch )

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quackcrazy, May 18, 2009.

  1. quackcrazy

    quackcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, I had a smelly egg in incubator and went to retrieve the smelly thing and I dropped the egg on another egg and it broke the shell but not the membrane and the egg has 3 days till hatch what do I do ? Have I killed my baby ?? I have put a damp cloth over the broken part, will it survive ??? just had one ducky to hatch and is lonely needs his/her playmates.
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I would just let it go... Hatchlings are fairly resilient and I've heard some amazing stories. I've heard of people "helping" chicks hatch days too early and they just laid the chick with unabsorbed yolk on a damp paper towel in the bator and it absorbed it. The chick was fine. Good Luck
     
  3. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    Been there done that! I just put a piece of wet paper towell over the crack. I kept check on it to make sure it didn't dry out. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  4. quackcrazy

    quackcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope the baby hatches, it has made me fell such a dumb-butt for dropping the smelly one ,thank-goodness that the smelly one didnt break !!
     
  5. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the egg isn't cracked so bad it's leaking, it should be OK. I had an egg with a large crack in it recently (wasn't leaking though) which I repaired with acrylic and it hatched just fine. I've heard of other people on here using wax and fingernail polish to repair cracks in eggs.
     
  6. quackcrazy

    quackcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    the egg has no leaking as far as I can see, going to keep the fingers crossed.
     
  7. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it only has 3 days it should be ok, actually it should be pipping soon anyway so I think it wont cause any problems.
     
  8. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just did that. ours hatched on its own, but has a small bald spot. [​IMG]
     
  9. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle WAX. Dont risk it dying, rotting, and exploding in the nest. Been there it STINKS... LITERALLY [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. hojo

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    I hope it makes it!! Let us know!
     

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