Will My Cracked Egg Still Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by suzettex5, May 28, 2009.

  1. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    What a great idea! I never heard of wax or polish helping!
    Wish I knew this before! [​IMG]
     
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  2. juliecox

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    Thank you for this thread! I found a cracked Ameraucana egg under my hen today. I waxed it, and put it back under her. It's only a few more days - hang in there, chicky!
     
  3. LolaIsAChicken

    LolaIsAChicken In the Brooder

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    Oh I am so glad I found this. I accidently dropped the egg (wanda) on the candler and it cracked the end. I am going to wax it, it is day 9 and I was heartbroken! New hope!!
     
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

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    WOW! Im glad this ol' thread is still helping others after it helped me! Funny thing....the egg I cracked, we still have the hen that hatched from it and she is the best layer and broody momma we have ever had! [​IMG]







    This thread is like a zombie- it keeps popping up long after we thought it died! [​IMG]
     
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  5. berniezahm

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    I watched a You-Tube movie titled Repairing a Cracked Egg. I think it was by a big name silkie breeder in California. She repaired the crack with liquid Bandage that can be bought in most drug stores. Then I read about candle wax here on BYC, I've tried both ways and they worked fine. I always thought that nail polish solvent would kill the chick, but live and learn.[​IMG]
     
  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

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    Nail polish 'solvent'? I used plain clear nail polish (not the polish solvent/remover), not thinking much about the chemicals at the time. Later on when I did think about it, I did think maybe the chemicals could be harmful, but candle wax also has alot of stuff in it that is not so good for a deveoping embryo, and I didnt have any wax at the time, so.....polish it was!

    Liquid bandaide sounds like a great option- gonna add that to my chicken first aide kit. THANKS for the idea!

    I was also worried about using wax because I didnt want the wax to melt while the egg was under a warm broodys' bum and end up with a waxy hens butt and an egg that died because the wax melted off and bacteria got in.

    I tend to over-think stuff in while in egg crisis mode [​IMG]
     
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  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

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    I'd think that the little tea candles (i think thats what they're called) wax would be safest because they're nonscented and cheap
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Crowing

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    Quote:I've read this thread a couple times. I'm so glad to hear an update from the OP and hear that the chick made it and is doing so well. :)
     
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  9. curious1969

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    Quote:I have had good luck with wax as well. No luck at all using nail polish though. I never remove the wax...just leave it and move it into lockdown [​IMG]
     
  10. Cowgirl75446

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    Quote:Wow. [​IMG]
     

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