OMG..I accidentally broke egg preparing for lockdown...HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pinkchick, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    I accidentally hit the corner of the table that the 'bator is on removing eggs from the turner so I could lock down. Made a hole the size of a pencil eraser in the shell. Membrane is intact but looks dry..................is there any thing I can do, I don't want it to dry out.
    I really want this particular egg to hatch out.

    Happened about 5 minutes ago. Argh these fumble fingers of mine!

    If photos are needed please let me know! Thanks!
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Well, Photos may help, but If you take it out of the humidity in the incubator it may dry out even more... I really dont know, but BUMP!!
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I say get your finger tip wet, moisten the membrane, and then put a little bit of cling wrap over it. Can't hurt to try!
     
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    It is in the bator where it will stay in hopes of a good hatch. Just wonder if there is anything else I should do. Thanks!
     
  5. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe moisten it slightly and put a piece of scotch tape over it and pray?
     
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  6. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, small piece of scotch tape will seal it up... others have used melted candle wax also
     
  7. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Thanks, will try the scotch tape!

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  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I have seen eggs hatch after wax has been applied... try wax.. It does work a good percentage of the time.
     
  9. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't do wax, try vaseline! [​IMG] I hope it makes it anyway!
     
  10. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    No not vaseline... It is a petrolium product.. Not a good choice at all...The fumes can harm the others... Flammable also
     

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