Help please: How to fix an internal crack with wax???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shayna, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    One of the eggs I received in the mail yesterday showed a crack when I candled them. Today, before I set them in the incubator, I would like to put some plain unscented wax I have on the crack. I'm not sure how to do that, if it is safe to drip hot wax on an egg or if you cool it to a certain point before spreading it on. I would be very appreciative to know how it was done by those that were successful with it.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    If the egg is leaking, it won't work.


    Take a candle and use a lighter, let the hot wax drip over the crack to seal it.
     
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have honestly never been successful with this: what works better and is easier, in my opinion, is using a glue stick. Just smear it over the crack and let it dry and if it's going to develop it will. Good luck!


    ETA: I have an egg in my incubator right now that is on day 16 with glue stick covering the crack and it's still kicking~

    Like the other poster said though, if it is leaking, toss it.
     
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  4. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    The egg isn't leaking, in fact, if I wouldn't have candled it, I wouldn't have even known it was there.

    I will try melting the wax with a lighter.

    I don't have glue sticks around here, and unscented pure soy wax seems like the safest thing to use if I give patching it a try. It is the only one of a color I really wanted to have, so I really hope to hatch this egg if it's possible.
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We use both wax and new skin on cracks when or if there is one, and have had success hatching using both. Good luck with your eggs.
     

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