Question re: egg that I had to wax over a puncture hole

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    I have an egg that I put in the bator and when I candled it at 7 days noticed a pencil tip size hole w/ surrounding cracks - how I didn't see it before I have no idea.

    And of course the egg is fertile but the aircell is around the area of the hole and its huge because the egg dried out so much inside. I waxed over the hole and crack and the embryo is still progressing and I have the egg on its side w/ the air cell up instead of putting it small end down in the turner.

    Is there anything else I can do to try to ensure it hatches? Its my last incubation of the year.

    Julie
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That is what I had to do for one of my eggs. I noticed a large crack, and I sealed it up, and let it hatch. Depending on how much wax you used, and if it is around the area where the chick will zip, you might want to scratch some wax off when it is time for the chick to hatch.
     

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