i found a crack egg in my incubator i took off the shell on the big

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pax12, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i found a crack egg in my incubator i took off the shell on the big end
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Why did you take the shell off?
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    With the shell taken off, the membrane is going to dehydrate and the chick will be "saran wrapped" in and die. The only way to possibly save it is to cover the exposed membrane with a wet papertowel and keep the papertowel moistened regularly.

    To each his own...but IMO that wasn't a very prudent thing to do.
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes I agree. What day are the eggs on?
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I also agree!
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wow... you might have successfully killed a chick. LEAVE THE BATOR ALONE!
     
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let us not judge till we know the whole story but from what i can gather thus far yes i agree leave the bator alone. when will people leanr its best to just do what u have to and leave the rest for nature
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It is the 'twin' egg?

    If I'm reading the signature line correctly, it looks like Pax has chicken eggs put in on the 25th of July, due to hatch on AUGUST 15th (I think the 7/15 is a typo).

    In that case, these eggs are just a week into incubation.

    Pax, in the future, you should use a piece of cellophane tape, or drip a small amount of candle wax on the crack to reseal it if you hope to have any chance for the egg to finish developing...
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I thought so... Pax was the 'twin egg' poster that doesn't update, just causes hysteria... [​IMG]
     
  10. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to refrain from pointing that out but you guys did it first! [​IMG]
     

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