I first used beeswax, those eggs didn't hatch.I candled eggs today (day 9) and noticed one of my eggs has a thin hairline crack in the shell. Any tips how to fix? 5 eggs came broken in my shipment, and I didn’t think to candle before setting to check for cracks. Any help is appreciated. I don’t want to lose this egg. I paid for 6 eggs, the sender was only able to collect 5, and then 1 got damaged in transit. If this one goes, I only have 3 left
I then went to nail polish. If not given a significant amount of time for it to dry, the egg will stick to the turner. None of those eggs hatched.
Then I tried new skin liquid bandage. The advantages are that it dries faster than nail polish and it contains antiseptic properties. I've had great success with it. I once dropped an egg when candling and it looked like Humpty Dumpty with a network of cracks over 60% of the egg. It was basically shattered. I put about 3 layers of new skin on it over the course of a couple days. I was worried it wouldn't be able to break through all that bandage. I woke up on hatch day and the chick was already out.
Interestingly, that egg was only on day 7 when I dropped it onto a hardwood floor.