Incubation question...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kwack, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    Today - Day 5 - I noticed a couple of eggs with cracks in them. I candled them and there is obvious veining. Should I let them set or is it hopeless?

    Bummed in PA:confused:
     
  2. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't lose hope since you already know it is forming................two things you can do, use a small paint brush (like you would use on a model) and put a thin coat of regular Elmer's glue on the crack, other way is a small piece of scotch tape. You want to cover only the crack, the more of the shell you cover the less chance things will turn out. Last thing is to keep a close eye on them when you candle, if they are leaking I would get rid of them.

    giffy
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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009

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