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I'm trying Tegaderm on a cracked egg I'm incubating.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TucsonAZ, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. TucsonAZ

    TucsonAZ Out Of The Brooder

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  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! You may have good results if bacteria has not gotten in yet [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Cool... maybe better than waxing a crack...
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally am a fan of elmers glue

    tegaderm is so hard to work with in general.


    hope it works awesome for you!!
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got an update for us?
     
  6. TucsonAZ

    TucsonAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checked on the batch of 8 eggs (this one included) I set on the 31st and one of them just pipped in the past hour so I should know within the next 24 hours. This guy has developed fine and is right on schedule to hatch so I have my fingers crossed.

    Also, a couple says ago I was setting eggs and had one empty slot with no egg to put in it. I remembered setting a badly cracked one on the counter the day before to cook with which got me to wondering. I grabbed the egg and candled it while I traced out the cracking (long and fractured in a few directions), I applied Tegaderm over it and trimmed all the excess. I am really curious as to just how far beyond gone you can bring an egg back from so I will keep you posted and add pictures when I have more of the details.
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    for shipped eggs that are cracked i have started spritzing the crack with oxine.. letting it dry then applying candle wax (unscented).. the oxine seems to make a bit more of a difference in the hatch rates of the cracked ones...
     
  8. TucsonAZ

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    Well, this little fellow just hatched without any issue. I will update with pictures when I get around to it.
     
  9. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing! Get some some pics!
     

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