taking bets-cracked egg-hatched! IT"S OUT!!! baby PICs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I got a box of eggs in the mail that the PO manhandled, there was a hole punched in the side. I lost quite a few eggs, so I tried to salvage some. I had 2 eggs that were cracked but not leaking so I put them in the bator (I know some of you are saying bad move). One egg started developing but stopped about day 8. It is now day 12 and here is the other egg. How many people think this egg just might make it to hatch?
    My only concern if it does hatch, will it be ok....
    should have taken it sooner so you could see the crack better, but I honestly didn't think it would make it this far. The crack extends pretty far down but the chick covers it.

    I covered the cracks with wax to try to keep it from losing too much moisture. Here is the crack in light, quite a dimple too.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  2. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    wow hmmm it may hatch but i dont think so . let us know
  3. pax12

    pax12 Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have serious doubts.

    If it does hatch, it will be a true life miracle.
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:That's what I'm thinking, but I never really thought it would develop [​IMG] . I will definitely take pics when it pips, or else people may not believe me [​IMG] . I will feel terrible if it is deformed and will have to make dh cull it [​IMG] . It IS moving around in there
  6. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I definitely am a beginner and dont know as much as a lot of you yet. Looking at the egg, it makes me wonder if the wax would be more difficult to pip through than the shell?
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I think it's got a fair shot!
  8. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    I'd love to see it hatch but i doubt it will.
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:On day 18 I plan to carefully remove as much wax as I can so that shouldn't be a problem.

  10. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    im betting on not hatching sorry

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