Repaired egg has huge aircell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ruralhideaway, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    I patched a crack in a chicken egg set 3-10 early on with Newskin. The embryo is clearly alive and kicking on candle. But the aircell is getting really big, way larger than the others.

    I've been running a touch higher than I want to be on humidity. Now lowering to mid 30s and wondering if there's anything I could do to help the cracked egg. Seems it's going to get worse fast as I lower humidity? Thanks, my first incubation in many years, forgot whatever I knew!
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Hopefully you find help soon :)
     
  3. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    uhgg........that is a little advanced for me:idunno:confused::eek::th
     
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  4. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

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    can you use a birthday candle, and seal the crack better with the melted wax?
     
  5. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    I could give that a try. I sealed what was obviously cracked but can see it's a bigger network of cracked area when I candle. I'll try the wax suggestion tonight when I can really see the whole web of crack. Thank you!
     

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