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I am incubating eggs which have been in the incubator for 17 days. I just candled them and there is only an air cell visable in all of them. I put a non slip surface on the bottom of the incubator and I was just wondering how to go about lockdown
BTW I am hatching 8 eggs
post #2 of 6
When you say there is only an air cell visible, the egg is filled with black as well isn't it?

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #3 of 6
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Yes there is only black visable.
post #4 of 6
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Oh and the air cell of course
post #5 of 6

Sounds good.  Are they the right size?  Have they started to draw down?  What humidity have you been running at?  Check the chart.  If the aircells are the right size, you can lay the eggs on their side.  If you think they are too small, you can put them upright in a carton.  That's assuming that your incubator has enough head room, and the heating element won't create too much heat for them if they are in cartons.  Have you read Hatching Eggs 101 in the learning center.  Lots of good info there.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #6 of 6
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The air cells look to be about the size of a 10 cent piece (Australian 10c) and from growing charts that i have haad a look at, they seem to be at the right stage
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