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Hen peck in an egg, can you still incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StandardLover, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. StandardLover

    StandardLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2011
    There is a small hen peck by the air pocket at the top of the non-pointed end of a black copper maran egg. Nothing punctured, am I still able to incubate? Thank you.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I wouldn't do it.
    I hard boil those right away and eat them.
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    i have incubatd them but mine was at the pointed end and i actully didnt know it was there till after i started incubating and seen it around day 13. i didnt do anything for the crack and the chick hatched at strong and healthy (it was the 2nd one to hatch)
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard of putting melted wax on cracks and even scotch tape. Might be worth a try.

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