::sigh:: for whatever reason (fight, baby in the nest box), one of my breeder's eggs got cracked. But barely. Could a cracked egg ever develop or should I just go ahead and remove it? It's only a day old.
yep soymi is right, I have heard of an egg someone found with a divot in it and it still hatched...just got to wait and see. and fix the reason it happend to begin with.. maybe some nest fronts or get your cock birds settled on their little peice of realestate before you put the hens in with them so perhaps there is less fighting and nest box hoping.as long as the membrane is not damage the egg will still hatch, I have one that got step on and it still hatch. So give it a chance.
Glue. Awesome. Never woulda thought of it. I'm relieved that it's a possibility it might survive, so thanks everyone.Dip the tip of a q-tip in elmers glue and apply lightly only over the crack. This worked for me a couple of times.