Air cell at the wrong end of the egg?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 1, 2009
Exactly what the title says, collected some more eggs today to make up for the losses during the power outage, and out of a dozen one of the green eggs had a teensy little chip at the pointed end so I put candle wax over it and now its in the incubator. But when I candled it I noticed the air cell is located at the small end! It's not moving around its definitely stuck there is the chick gonna hatch? Should I toss it before it even starts developing or assist it on hatching day?


7 Years
Apr 4, 2012
Southeastern Pennsylvania
I had the same thing happen to my very first egg to hatch, an Olive Egger. By the time I realized it, it was too late to do anything. I was so.. scared when that egg pipped, I don't think I left it for the duration. I made sure the pip was pointing up, and even when he started turning in there and the egg would go sideways, I would point it back up. He hatched normally. I've also had 2 eggs pipped in the center far from the air sac, and they both made it.

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