Question about a cracked egg that i fixed with wax

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by conny63malies, May 12, 2008.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Today is day 3 for my golden Phoenix and white crested black polish. Out of pure curiosity i deceided to candle the egg that cracked during shippingTo my absolute amazement there is a little spidervein thing going on. Now here is my question, the egg had a huge crack over the airpocket area, i had to wax a area of approx. a quarter.
    Do i remove the wax before hatching , since it is over the airpocket and there is so much , or do i leave it on? My last egg that was damaged less than that was fixed with tape and never develpot, so i have no clue what to do.
  2. Tom908

    Tom908 In the Brooder

    May 8, 2008
    Sounds strange, i'v never heard of anyone doing that. I'd take the wax off on the day of hatching as you don't want the chick to ingest it.
  3. I had to do that with one of my Silver Sebright eggs. It just hatched today and is perfectly fine. [​IMG]
  4. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Hi, I was worried about the wax on one of my eggs, it's soft, and unless you see them zip from that area, I wouldn't worry much till they hatch. Then take the shell out. If you feel nervous, wait till you see where they are pipping, then quickly, very quickly, scratch the wax off. Best Hatching Wishes [​IMG]

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