Oops! Slippery egg...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dandelion007, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    I have my first eggs in the bator. They are on day 6. Okay, I admit it. I've very excited. These days are going by so slowly. I was candling one egg and accidentally dropped it. (Glad the kids weren't here to see it.) But so, it cracked. Is it gone? Did I kill it? It had quite a few cracks in the shell but the membrane is not broken. I put candle wax over the cracks to try to keep the bacteria out. Is it a lost cause or is there still hope? It's a Buttercup and I really want it to hatch!

  2. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    Texas Fort Worth
    if it is cracked hatching rate did go way down. now all you can do is put it back and hope. it still may hatch but only time will tell.
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    you can try, the jar could have killed it. Canle againg in a few days, if you know its dead get it out so you dont spread bacteria.

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