What do i do?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by natalie1136, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs today. It's day 7. I have one egg with a crack on the top of the egg. The embryo is alive. Can this egg still be incubated??

    Thanks for any help. Natalie
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Some have sealed the crack with things like candle wax and had the egg hatch. Odds are much lower when it's earlier in the hatch though.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:What Akane said.

    There are two main problems here. First is the risk of infection, but mostly the problem will be that the egg will lose too little weight, as it is effectively very thin-shelled.

    Sealing the crack with candle wax or clear nail varnish will help with both those things.
     
  4. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What Akane said.

    There are two main problems here. First is the risk of infection, but mostly the problem will be that the egg will lose too little weight, as it is effectively very thin-shelled.

    Sealing the crack with candle wax or clear nail varnish will help with both those things.

    I will try the polish and see what happens. Thanks, Nataile
     

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