Just realized this..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adubsroit, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. adubsroit

    adubsroit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ..but one of the eggs I have incubating, currently on day 6 (expected hatch January 28), has a crack in the shell. The crack in all honesty is minuscule, you can't even feel it, but when candling it is painfully obvious (now at least, didn't notice t when I set it). To add insult, the crack is just below the air sac. As if things weren't great enough, turns out this egg (which is very circular in shape) had been set on it's round side, pointy side up. I am wondering how bad these conditions are for the obviously developing embryo (which seems fine, has a heart beat and everything). What are the chances that with all things considered that this embryo will develop and become a healthy (hopefully) pullet??

    This is not my first hatch and I feel way dumb.. [​IMG]

    Help.. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Use a candle and drip a small amount of wax to seal the crack and it should be fine. A lot of us have hatched chicks that were waxed.
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has a heart beat? What are you using to candle that you can tell that? I'm also incubating a cracked egg just now - I SWEAR the crack wasn't there when I candled before setting - so I'll be checking back on your replies for advice. Off to look for an un-scented candle just now!
     
  4. adubsroit

    adubsroit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume it's a heart beat, the embryo is visible and if you pay attention to it you can see it slightly twitching. This could also be my had twitching, but I'd like to think that embryo is a fighter and will be just fine. Also, I SWEARRR I had candles.. Now, for the life of me, I can't even find a simple tea candle.
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, right. Just wondering cause I've seen these really expensive candlers (for people hatching out rare parrots and the like) that you put the whole egg inside and it gives you a digital readout of the embryo's heartbeat. Thought for a minute maybe you had one of those. They look REALLY cool. If you've got like £400 to spare, that is!
     
  6. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

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    Wow, those sound like nifty candlers!

    Good luck with your egg and with the rest of your hatch. I'd try waxing it, can't hurt to try [​IMG]
     
  7. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah. Google 'Buddy digital egg monitor' and have a look. [​IMG]
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    crazy glue works great.....main problem with a crack is it will let the egg dry out to fast. yes have hatched many cracked eggs........
     
  9. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

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    Quote:Yeah. Google 'Buddy digital egg monitor' and have a look. [​IMG]

    Very nice! I did note no price. I suspect it's a case of 'If you have to ask you can't afford it'. [​IMG]
     
  10. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah. Google 'Buddy digital egg monitor' and have a look. [​IMG]

    Very nice! I did note no price. I suspect it's a case of 'If you have to ask you can't afford it'. [​IMG]

    Here's a link I found when i looked a little deeper... http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/1540699.html

    Goddess
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