Question about a cracked egg

sheila3935

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Jul 10, 2010
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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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pete55

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Feb 19, 2011
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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
 

sheila3935

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Stonington, illinois
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.
 

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