Lockdown--should I pick off the wax patch first?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Apriljc, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Apriljc

    Apriljc Songster

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    I patched an egg with some wax. It had a small puncture wound with a scratch--seemingly from the hen's claw? Anyways, a baby has been growing steadily in there so I patched it. The wax is literally on the bottom of the air cell where they are known to pip--should I pick it off? Its reasonably thick--just wanna be sure it can get through it.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'd let it go, but would keep an eye on it and remove if problems become apparent.
     

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