Just cracked one of my eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harleyjo, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was candling my eggs and accidently dropped one back into the incubator. I cracked the shell and dented it in. I quickly put some scotch tape on it. I may have just killed my chick. :(
     
  2. caitlinscarlett

    caitlinscarlett Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! I'm terrified of one getting dropped when we're candling... But maybe the scotch tape will have stopped bacteria penetrating and all will be fine. Fingers crossed for you.
     
  3. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try putting wax or vaseline petroluem jellyon the crack this should stop bacteria better than scotch tape
     
  4. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank-you. When I got home from work today I took the tape off and melted some candle wax on it. They are at day 12 or 13 now. I have staggered eggs over a 2 days. So hopefully this one will make it.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I had one hatch last month with scotch tape so it's possible to do! =)
     
  6. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if it does hatch you can name him Humpty Dumpty.
     
  7. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the same thing. Drizzled some candle wax on it and it hatched yesterday. Cracked it around day 14
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When is/was your hatch date? Did he hatch or is he still developing?

    My first hatch I dropped one while candling, and I didn't know it could be patched back up. I opened it and it had eyes and a heart and stuff and I cried my eyeballs out. Now, of course I know they can be patched up. I wish I had known that before.

    I hope you little guy is okay. I hate mistakes like that!
     
  10. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatch will be sometime later next week. I go into lockdown on Tues.
     

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