Help! I cracked an egg shell! :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txhall3, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. txhall3

    txhall3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! Tonight when I was candling our 3 eggs the flashlight slipped and cracked this eggshell! [​IMG] This is the egg I wanted the very most! They are under hens, not in an incubator. Day 14. Can anything be done?? I can't believe I did this. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scotch tape or wax, it will be absolutely fine as long as it didn't penetrate the membrane.
    The below links will help you out, they are youtube vids about the same thing and how they fixed it.



     
  3. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, what'd you go and do that for?! [​IMG]

    I have one too.... all I had was a candle in the living room, so I lit it and used the match stik to smear some on the crack. So far it doesn't smell, but I have a feeling - and it ain't good!
     
  4. txhall3

    txhall3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
    I ended up using a crayon since I didn't have any unscented candles. Melted it over the cracks. Hope I did it right! It went back out to mama last night. Fingers and feathers crossed!
     
  5. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 15 now, when you candle again on day 17-18 you will know if it will do okay.
    By this stage the chick is pretty well off when it comes to development, it should not be affected too much.
    Just make sure at point of hatch that the chick isn't hindered by the wax when it is attempting to pip the egg.
     
  6. txhall3

    txhall3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much!
     
  7. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem. [​IMG]
     
  8. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is creative! I wouldn't have thought of it!
     

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