Question about egg developement & broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chick2good4u, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    What if some eggs are further along in development? Today, I quickly candled the EE I put under my broody 8 days ago - all appear fertile however some of the eggs look much further along in development. Some look like 8-9 day eggs while others look like 12-13 day eggs. Also, there was one I think she cracked that is developing nicely - do I leave it?
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm pretty sure that the ones that are behind actually speed up a bit towards the end to narrow the gap. But I'd let them be....I'm sure they'll be fine. For the cracked one, if it is a small crack, a piece of scotch tape might be helpful to keep moisture from escaping too quickly.
  3. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    hill country texas
    You should melt a little candle wax over the cracked one.
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Oh, the wax idea is much better than the tape idea.

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