Wax on cracked egg, Update on page 3!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I was just candling, and I bumped the incubator while removing an egg, and it slipped, fell about 6 inches to the table, and cracked, the crack is very apparent, but no leakage, so I don't believe the membrane broke. Should I toss it, I feel so bad, because there is a definate baby in there. [​IMG] What should I do?
     
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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    if its not leaking you can melt candle wax to cover the crack , uncented is best but if you dont have uncentted im shure its better then chucking the poor thing. What day are you on.? YOu can use little birthday candles..If you dont have a candle and cant get one you could try the sticky part of a bandaid cut off and and use that on the crack. Good luck
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I'm on day 11, so I'll try the wax, I think I'll have to go buy an unscented, as all I have are melon scented tea lights.

    Thank you!
     
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  4. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    just make shure you dont take to long the longer you wait the bigger the chance bactiria can get in there and kill the chick.
    If it was me and I would use the scented if I coudnt get uncented in the next 20-30 min but Im new at this allso
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I used duck tape on a day 18 egg before. anything that will keep the moisture in.
     
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Ok, I found an unscented candle, and I covered the cracks, but almost one third to half the egg is covered in wax, is that ok? will the baby still be able to get out?
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    All you can do is hope . Put it back in the bator and cross your fingers.

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  9. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    OK, Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Should be able to get out- the shell is harder to break than wax. Good luck!
     

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