Help I Cracked an egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henpeck31, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. henpeck31

    henpeck31 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was candling an egg and it slipped from my hands. it fell only a couple of inches but it cracked the egg. The membrane is still intact. Will this chick make it?
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I did this on my last hatch. I used scotch tape over the hole, but others use candle wax or similar. My chick needed help to get out, but developed just fine!
     
  3. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done this a few times. As long as the membrane isn't broken, I reseal the hole with melted wax, and the eggs do just fine.
     
  4. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I did the same ^. Just used unscented candlewax to cover it up. Worked like a charm. And the little guy continued to develop.
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I broke the shell AND membrane on day 19. I melted unscented candle wax and spread over the hole and down the sides and helped him out day 21. He's 6 months old now. Good Luck!!
     
  6. henpeck31

    henpeck31 Out Of The Brooder

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    well the little one hatched. I am so lucky. and it was cracked the day before lock down. so i didnt melt a candle. but if i do that the next time trust me i will have candles on hand the next hatch. thank you all so much for the info.
     
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw congrats! That's awesome!
     
  8. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Great news!! :thumbsup
     

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