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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ladyomaha, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was candling my Egg, and Dumb A$$ me dropped it and it cracked, So is the chick gonna die now, Or can I try to put it back in the bator and see if it hatches? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How bad is the crack & what day is it on?
     
  3. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think it broke the membrane, and I am on day 15, Less than a week to go. But its a BIG crack.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Cover the crack carefully with melted wax, and there is a chance that it will continue to develop. Monitor closely for signs of decomposition.
     
  5. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Melt birthday candles or an unscented candle and quickly dip the side of the egg with the crack.
    You can also use duct tape, if you wish.

    Good luck
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  6. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive used wax to fix cracks. I get it to melt then put it on my finger till it starts to harden and is cooled off then I smear it on the egg. It has worked half the time.
     
  7. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the Idea, I did see some Bright Red Blood veins still in the Egg, so I am hoping its still alive.... I have Never done this before, so mad at myself!!
     
  8. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it is a small crack and no fluid is seeping out, put a little glue or some of that liquid skin bandaid stuff over the crack and put it back in the bator. They are a little hardier than one would think in that egg and may be just fine. Someone here had one that looked completely cratered and it hatched out for 'em.
     
  9. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It happens. Don't worry about it.
    Last year I was taking a broody off of the nest to eat/drink.. As soon as I picked her
    up I heard a "SPLAT!". Realized she had an egg underneath her wing, when I picked
    her up it fell 3 feet to the hard ground. Chick was around day 12-ish. It's sad, but it
    happens. [​IMG]
     
  10. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i use elmers glue! lol wax has alwas melted on me while in the bator
     

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