HELP!! Need info on egg hatching??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kamra, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. kamra

    kamra New Egg

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    I just got in a dozen silkie eggs and was looking at them and one has very noticable scratches that look pretty deep, I need to know if I can still hatch it or should i even try.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'd give it a try. Keep an eye on it and if it appears normal when you candle that's one more chick.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Agree but you may want to add some wax and keep separate from the others just in case, you dont want bacteria on your other eggs. Wish you luck!!


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    CRACKED EXPENSIVE IMPORTANT EGGS
    If you do receive a cracked egg and it’s an expensive egg you can try to hatch it, but beware of bacterial explosion and
    good possibility of ruining other eggs. It is possible to hatch a cracked egg by sealing the crack with candle wax/crayon wax or finger nail polish.
    Try to place the egg in a cup or protected place well away from other eggs.
    If viable to hatch, keep a close eye on where the pip mark will be in case the chick cant get through a fixed area.

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