I dropped an egg in the incubator while candling at about 14 days...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CBarrett, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shell is cracked in several places, but membrane looks intact. I never did this before, and I was pretty mad at myself... [​IMG]
    Should I toss it or leave it in there and give it a chance??
     
  2. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that some other folks scotch taped a crack, or sealed it with melted wax.

    If the membrane is intact, I would try and give it a chance. Good luck.
     
  3. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, i dropped an egg on around day 4, i got told to use nail polish which i did and the chick hatched great! Good luck hun.xx
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I actually opened a dime sized hole in a "day 19" egg...through the membrane! I thought it was a quitter, turned out to be alive. I melted non scented wax and waited a few seconds to cool then spread it well all over the hole and cracks. I helped it out on day 21. He just turned 6 months old last week. He's a silkie. I named him Min Wax. (Min is oriental and wax is self explanatory) [​IMG]
     
  5. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all! I decided to give it a chance... I'm in lockdown now, hatching Sunday, so ya'll keep your chicken claws crossed for me! [​IMG]
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i have one now i am trying to save... would newskin work???
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Not sure about the New-Skin...It's got a lot of chemicals in it. I'd stick with non-scented wax, but maybe others could chime in here.

    Read hear about New Skin:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_bandage

    CBarrett...Did the egg hatch?
     
  8. blumgirls

    blumgirls New Egg

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    Hello, did that chicken ever hatch?
     
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I considered New Skin when I had a cracked egg, but settled for wax. Others have used nail polish successfully. So, I'm thinking that New Skin would be even better. Any one out there who is involved in the surgical side of the medical field, now would be a good time to kick in your comments. Is New Skin similar to the glue used in surgery to close incisions? How about super glue for a good repair???!!!
     

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