Will a Cracked Egg Still Hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickie Mamma, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I am incubating 4 duck eggs at the moment and it is day 6 I think, 3 are developing nicely. I noticed after candling last night, one has a crack in it. It is a nice size crack. Its not oozing and the veining is beautiful. Will it prematurely crack open when the duck increases in size? Is there a way to keep the crack closed? ( It was worth a try to ask ) Thanks..
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for i have not done duck eggs, just chickens, but a chicken egg will more times than won't not make it when it is cracked, and it can harm the hatch if it were it break open. william
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Try to seal it up if you can with wax or the sort. The issue with cracked eggs is infections leading to a bad egg.
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
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  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've covered them with wax and then incubated them and had them hatch.
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thanks... I will try wax. Its worth a shot. Thanks again everybody!!
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Sorry to hijack, but what else can you use if you don't have wax? The only wax I have is scented candles, don't think that would work! [​IMG] I also have a duck egg that has good veins on day 7, with a fairly large crack on the side. I noticed it before I put it in the bator, but I can't feel it with my nail, so I decided to set it anyway.
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Same here. Its not a deep crack, but its there. I have scented candles too. Would a birthday candle work? It wouldn't be too hot to drip it on the egg? [​IMG]
     
  9. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CRAYONS?
    Quilters Wax in your sewing Box?
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Ah, Ha!! Crayons! They are non toxic ( My kids have eaten enough to know that ) THANK YOU!! [​IMG]
     
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