2 air cells?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MN Chicken, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone seen a hatching eggs with two air cells? I candled this egg, and at first figured it had to be the yolk, but it isn't. It is a separate air cell, or so I think. I am new to this and could be just ignorant about the whole thing. This is a shipped egg. All other eggs from this shipment have pristine air cells...which is so great!

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    Outlined to show the air cells since my candling photo isn't very good.
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  2. lazy gardener

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    Do a thread search on saddle cells. It's possible for a saddle to split into 2 separate cells (I think). That's what you may be seeing, but it doesn't show in your photo.
     
  3. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking that too, but couldn't come up with a photo or anything like it in my google frenzy ;) I am going to set this one in an egg carton just in case, I was just curious if anyone else had ever seen this, and what the hatch outcomes were. Both air cells are attached and not moving at all.
     
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  4. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the air bubble loose in the egg. I candled one of my hens fresh eggs recently and it had an air bubble in it that moved around as I moved the egg. It was really weird I was thinking it was a fart that got caught in the egg. [​IMG]

    The egg went in the normal line up and got ate so it wasn't noticeable when I opened them.
     
  5. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither air cell is moving at all, they are both securely attached, which is why it seems so weird to me! Definitely not a chicken fart ;)
     
  6. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twins?
     
  7. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't that be cool? I don't know if twins have separate air cells. I will have to check for 2 embryos at 4-7 days.
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    No, they don't. Air cells are totally unrelated to how many chicks may be in an egg..
     

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