HELP! new at incubating and my girls cracked an egg.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laadeebug, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. laadeebug

    laadeebug Out Of The Brooder

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  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Try using candle wax to seal it back up. It works pretty well. [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  3. laadeebug

    laadeebug Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I will try that.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 what BrattishTaz said.

    Duct tape also works. It's easier to work with to (in my opinion) [​IMG]

    Good luck with your chick.

    *Edited because I spell bad [​IMG] Thank you KlaHa Ya Gardens!*
     
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  5. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, no, no. "Duck" (duct) tape is for ducks.[​IMG] Chicken tape is for chickens. Maybe some expensive medical grade, breathable human tape.

    (Or candle wax, as has been mentioned, works, too.[​IMG] )
     
  6. laadeebug

    laadeebug Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I did put the medical tape. Made sense that it would breathe. Tonight I am hearing chirps and cheeps from the egg. YAY!!! It will be my first (provided no damage happened when the egg dropped or if any bacteria got in in the meantime!) Wish me luck and thanks for the advice guys.[​IMG]:fl:fl
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, no, no. "Duck" (duct) tape is for ducks.[​IMG] Chicken tape is for chickens. Maybe some expensive medical grade, breathable human tape.

    (Or candle wax, as has been mentioned, works, too.[​IMG] )

    LOL [​IMG] oops. Can you tell I'm horrible at spelling things? [​IMG]
     
  8. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feel bad. I hope you had the medical tape and didn't buy it. I'm sure it all would have worked fine -- unless you planned to use the entire roll on one egg. [​IMG]

    I really must learn to use more smileys for my dry humor.

    If I had medical tape -- and I usually do -- I probably would have used it. Not all med tape breathes. But I sure hope you used what you had around the house.


    Glad to hear about the singing in the shell! [​IMG]
     
  9. laadeebug

    laadeebug Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes. I had the tape here and no candle wax. It worked perfectly and I am soooooooo happy to say, the little one is just fine. it popped out this morning on it's own fairly quickly I might add. probably due the fact that it was already cracked. But he or she, is strong. YAY!!!


    Thanks for the help!
     

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