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

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

  1. Apriljc

    Apriljc Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'd let it go, but would keep an eye on it and remove if problems become apparent.

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