Question about cracked egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poison Ivy, May 3, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I have bantam who has been sitting on her two eggs for 2 weeks now. When she gets up to go eat the other hens lay eggs in her nest. I think one of the other hens eggs bumped into her egg and made a small crack in side.

    I candled it and its all dark with air pocket on bottom of egg. Will this crack hurt the chick inside? I was told I could melt some wax and seal the crack? Any information you could give me would be a great help.
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    If the crack doesn't go through the membrane there is a chance the egg will still hatch. Is there a way you can keep the other hens off of it?

    I have never heard of the wax thing, so maybe someone else can help you out with that one.

    Lori
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I decided to melt a little bit of wax over the crack. So far so good I guess we will see if it hatches. They are due to hatch on Mother's day. I would like to move her & the eggs, but I have a few pullets in the rabbit hutch. But they are not ready to move in with the rest of the group just yet.
     

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