Please I need advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmertank, May 11, 2009.

  1. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    Ok I have 4 quail eggs in the incubator They are on day 14. I was just taking them out of the turner. I'm not sure why, but one of the eggs had a chip of egg fall off on the air sac side. at first I thought it was a pip, but at closer look the baby is no way near ready for piping and is still in it's sack, but alive. How can I seal up the hole. or can I. I don't know why it broke. I'm wondering if I didn't crack it some how the last time I candled it.

    Please help me if you can.

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I've heard of people dripping wax over the hole. Good luck!
  3. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    From what I have read on this site (never tried it myself) here are some things you can do:

    1. seal the hole with candlewax

    2.seal the hole with acrlic nail glue

    3. a small piece of tape will also seal the hole

    (I'd probably use either the wax or the tape, the nail glue could have fumes or something)
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
  5. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    I have a cracked egg in the bator right now that is developing. It was cracked when it was laid. One of the hens decided to drop an egg from the roost instead of in the nestbox.

    I used candle wax. Good luck!
  6. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    Thanks so much. I don't have wax, but I will seal it with tape tonight and get some wax tomarrow. You should have seen my face. My mouth did the oh s### and my heart dropped to my feet. I know I was as white as a ghost and it took me a minute to breath.

    eek what a rush for this late at night.

    Again thank you I really hope I can save it.


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