I Cracked An Egg! Help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by classroomducks, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put this in emergencies too...but i dropped the lid of my bator when i was candling and it hit one of my eggs. Im on day 20 of incubation. It is not a crack. It is a definite dent. The membrane does not seem to have broken and nothing is bleeding. Can I fix it?

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    Help me please.

    I feel so horrible right now!

    Candle wax...bandaid...tape...anything?
     
  2. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone in the emergencies said candle wax...i hope that works...

    When i put the wax in, it kind of seeped into the underside of the shell where the dent was. I think i got all the cracks covered. Heres my fix job...

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    all i have are bithday candles...hence the blue.

    But the baby inside is still moving. If it makes it to tomorrow am I in the clear?

    Will the wax melt in the bator?

    Will it cause problems hatching?

    Thanks.
     
  3. silkypie

    silkypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please hatch baby.... [​IMG]
     
  4. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've lived in Texas and Florida and although it would sometimes get hotter than the inside of our incubators, it never got hot enough to melt a birthday candle in my kitchen drawer, even without AC.

    I hope your baby does ok.
     
  5. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job. You did the best you can. Accidents happen and you did not mean it. Let us know how it is doing tomorrow.
     
  6. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i just candled the egg to see if i could see movement. There is not a lot but there is small flutterings. Which i guess is good. The blood veins all still seem intact. I guess if it was going to die from trauma it would have died over night. Now all i have to worry about is humidity and bacteria...I see why most teachers do chickens...4 weeks is SOOO long to wait.
     
  7. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with the egg. I have been hatching ducks in the classroom for the past three years.
     
  8. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:but ducks are so much cuter! [​IMG]
     
  9. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course they are cuter! Thats why im doing ducks. I just wish they didnt take so stinking long to grow!
     
  10. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatching takes some time, but once there out they grow so fast.
     

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