Will a day 18 cracked egg hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicktalks, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Chicktalks

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    Oh no - I dropped one of my eggs when I removed the cradle on day 18... [​IMG]

    It looks like the membrane didn't break - but will the little chick survive or did I kill it?? Take a look:

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    rgds Michael
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    No one can answer that for you---we do not know the damage that was done internally. I have heard of all kinds of things people have done---tape, moist paper towel surah wrap, etc over the cracked end only. You can try and keep your fingers crossed.
     
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  3. Hybridchucks

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    Oh dear, hope everything goes well! I think it will be ok if the membrane hasn't ripped! But the drop probably really shook the chick, it may be brain damaged ! So keep an eye on the chick if it does hatch! xx sorry [​IMG]keep us posted!
     
  4. Chicktalks

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    Ok thanks - I will cross my fingers... .[​IMG]
     
  5. Hybridchucks

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  6. Chicktalks

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    It hatched! [​IMG] And a lively little chick came out!

    cheers
    Michael
     
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  7. Hybridchucks

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    That is absolutely AMAZING!!!!XX [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. chickmashnoon

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    Hurray! Love a happy ending <3
     
  10. BIggoMamma

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    Congratulations! I hope you passed out cigars!!
     

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