Question about cracked egg

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

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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