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one of my hens eggs cracked..It's day 16..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willkatdawson, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    My BO hen is sitting on 4 BR eggs. I candled them Monday and saw veins in all then I took her out to the bathroom yesterday and noticed one has a crack in it. It look like about the size of a piece of corn and the shape of a stop sign. The inner membrane looks intact. What should I do?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard you can use melted candle wax to seal the crack with . I am shure someone who knows more will answer soon.
     
  3. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    do you think it's been too long to try that? Is the chick damaged already?
     
  4. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    dang... wish I could help ya... I had 2 eggs get smashed at 15 days when a thermometer blew off the wall while the hen was out doing her daily stuff. How random is that? Mine were cracked and bleeding. I cried and felt like crud... best wishes...[​IMG]
     
  5. Butterball

    Butterball Out Of The Brooder

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    I may be a bit late, but....I have (multiple times) used candle wax and actually most of the time melted crayon. It works wonders! I've never had it fail! I'm not sure how long your egg was cracked, but it can't hurt to try!
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    If you have an incubator use it, i gave a cracked egg back to a broody and she disgarded it, so she killed.
     

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