how to remedy "dent" in hatching egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MaryZoe, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. MaryZoe

    MaryZoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Chicken Friends,

    I am hatching mail order eggs. I'm 6 days in and just recognized a small dent (looks like a tiny pip) in one of the eggs. I candled the egg and it is developing fine. I'm wondering if I need to address the "dent," or just leave it and see what happens. I've read about melting wax (crayons?) over cracks, and even putting scotch tape over cracks. Should I try such a technique. And can I use candle wax rather than the crayons I've read about?

    Any experience or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    MaryZoe
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I've used candle wax successfully. It may help keep out bacteria.
     
  3. MaryZoe

    MaryZoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll try that.
     
  4. MaryZoe

    MaryZoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a pure beeswax candle and a paint brush, then I painted small dots of wax over the dents. I hope this keeps the bacteria out, as I tried to candle my 7 eggs this morning (day 7) and due to the blueness of the shells (they're Crested Cream Legbars), I can only tell for certain that two of them are developing. This is one of the two! Of course. :\ [​IMG]
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