Hey guys, I had a first today and didn't know how to handle it, so I just "winged" it, let me know how I did. Backyardchickens was down for maintainence when it happened, so I couldn't come here for advise! I closed the door of my incubator and the thermometer fell on an egg. It cracked, and there was an immediate seeping of pinkish fluid, but I grabbed the egg and held it together (perfect zipper crack, goes 2/3 of the way around the girth of the egg) while I (panicked, and) smeared a super thin layer of carpenter's glue on the crack in the egg! It held together, and on candling the chick is still alive. There's a small black "bulls eye" shape right where you can tell a vein/vessel was ruptured in the membrane, along the crack, and the chick is slow-moving, but we're getting close to hatch here so I'm not surprised about that... Anyway, moving forward here, what can I expect? Can I chick survive a blood vessel rupture like this and the trauma to the shell? What about the glue, is that totally the wrong thing to do? I just had no idea what else I could possibly use. If the chick survives until hatch, which I kind of doubt, will it have difficulties getting out or dangers of the bleeding spot reopening? This is really a first for me.