Okay 8 silkie paint eggs under my broody silkie. Day 7 Shipped eggs, my first, and some have saddle cells. 2 are clear. Anyone have experience with this? They are developing fine, just funky cells. Not completely detached, just saddles.
Clear egg is most likely not fertile, scrambled in mail, or early death.
Saddle-shaped could be just fine.
I normally put the questionable ones aside to be candled in a few days. Toss when you're sure they're dead. I had a thin shelled rotten egg explode on day 19-20. Because I had to clean out the incubator at such a bad time, I had several chicks get shrink wrapped inside the shell. Very poor hatch, so I no longer allow dead eggs to stay.
As far as saddle cells, it's quite common in shipped eggs. If the air cell is attached & stays in place, the chick should be able to hatch. If the air cell can move around like a bubble in a level, then the chick may develop OK but have a very hard time getting out. Aside from allowing eggs to sit for a day or two before plus 2-3 days after the start of incubation, there's nothing else I can think of to help. You have to turn the eggs like normal after that. Dry hatching also seems to help. I am hoping that I someday learn a few more tips to help increase the odds for those shipped eggs.
@kabhyper1 Saddle air cells will hatch agreed! Just watch close. Detatched air cells are tough to call, but since They are under a broody she should know which eggs need to go. Good luck, sending hatching vibes
Edited by jchny2000 - 10/9/14 at 8:53pm