HELP! Will it hatch?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Haveandtohold, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Haveandtohold

    Haveandtohold Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hatching quail eggs for the first time and yesterday I foolishly decided to take an egg out to examine a little and then I dropped it. [​IMG] It held together ok but was seriously cracked all over the side it fell on. It was day 6 for that egg and I wasn't sure what to do so I put it back in the incubator till I decided. This morning I went to work covering the cracks in pink nail polish to seal it and to help mark which one had the crack. Here's a photo of it:
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    It might be hard to see but anything that looks like a crack in the photo probably is!

    So I throw myself on the mercy of your expertise friends! Should I pull this egg or give it a go? I'll be happy enough if none of them hatch but if they're all half deformed, sickly little things and I have no one else to blame but myself that might be too much for my heart to handle! [​IMG]
     
  2. 1000yearoldeggs

    1000yearoldeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried candle wax to seal a cracked egg, but it didn't make it. I think as a precaution you're supposed to put that one separate in case of bacteria, I think some people put it in a cup. It's up to you if you want to keep it in there, some people don't risk it; bacteria can destroy all of the other eggs. Good luck with your eggs either way.[​IMG]
     
  3. Haveandtohold

    Haveandtohold Out Of The Brooder

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    Aw, yeah somehow I suspected it wasn't really worth it since it's so early. I'd never risk it with a chicken egg that's only to day 6 but that's almost halfway for a quail egg so it was a tough call.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013
  4. Haveandtohold

    Haveandtohold Out Of The Brooder

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    The song from Annie "Hard Knock Life" has been stuck in my head since I dropped this egg. I figured if I can't share how corny I am here and be accepted there's no hope for me in this world. [​IMG]
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quail eggs dehydrate at light speed once cracked. My auto turner cracks excessively large eggs when turning sometimes. Within a day they will be almost empty.
     

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