Air bubbles around yolk

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jay262, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recieved some eggs they were quite cold i let them warm up then candled them before putting in incubator a few of them have air bubbles around yolk my best guess this isnt good for them. Should i just throw these out or give them a few day in incubator first. Also another couple seem wet on the shell i cant find any cracks but seems to be some small discharge on shell should those be thrown out aswell or left for a few days?
     
  2. jamesnoldsr

    jamesnoldsr Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I had to learn this the hard way. Let them sit at room temp with the large end up for at least 24 hours before putting them in the incubator. They need time to settle. Apparently people have had eggs with ruptured air cells hatch, so I wouldn't give up on them right away.
     
  3. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air cells seem to be in tact but there are air bubbles around the yolk i have never seen this before.
     
  4. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i found one rotten egg they were only in there a few hours i noticed a jelly film on an egg and a couple around it i removed all 3. There is some residue on the turner i wiped it clean with a dry cloth. Should i try to sanitize it or is it ok now if i should with what at this point the eggs been in there a few hours now.

    - just to note i threw all 3 of the eggs out and only one of them had the bubbles i had mentioned and it was fetilized the other 2 werent. But the first egg i checked wasnt fertilized that had the bubbles but im guessing that has nonthing to do with it come to think of it.
     
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  5. chickierookie

    chickierookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw this when i was candling before putting the eggs in the incubator. What does it mean?
     
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    chickierookie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, but the bubbles are really small and there are two of them. Can that still mean that the air cell is detached?
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    yes or it could just be a freak, if its not rolling its for the better for sure! if they don't move treat them like any other egg! mark cells as you go! Good luck!
     
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  9. chickierookie

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    Thank you! I just candled a few of them and they look fertile!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    AWESOME!!!
     
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