How to fix cracked eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blackberry18, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2015
    I'm having a broody hen incubate some of my eggs at a neighbor's house. I gave her five eggs. I took them out today, after a week of incubation, and realized that two were cracked, but not badly. One had a small dent, and the other had a thin crack line. Neither were leaking and no parts of the shell were lost. I assume they already were or got cracked when I took them over there. I candled them today and they were all fertilized, so the embryos survived and are developing.

    I read a little about how to fix cracked eggs. Candle wax seems to be the most common method to fix them, and I also read about using nail polish (I feel like it would be poisonous?). Any thoughts?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I've always used candle wax and it usually works quite well.
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