Question about a cracked egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheila3935, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Australorp setting on 12 eggs. Yesterday when she was off the nest I candled her eggs. She had cracked one. Looks like she stepped on it. It had an indent and small crack running off. The embryo was still moving in side so I melted candle wax on the crack and put it back in the nest. Tonight I candled and its still moving. They are not due to hatch til Sept 12th. There was no leakage from the egg. What are the chances it will hatch? I had to try.
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have read on BYC that others have had good results with the candle wax. I have high hopes for you!
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I have a different technique for sealing a crack but I have had youngsters hatch. Sucess rate about 50% and failures usually due to later infection.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I hope if it does make it that it doesnt die later. That would make me sad that I tried. I'm hoping that I caught it early enough that no bacteria made its way in.
     
  5. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope it hatches good luck!!! [​IMG]
     

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