Air Cell in wrong location. Will egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lisa Pedro, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Lisa Pedro

    Lisa Pedro Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2012
    Christmas, FL
    My Coop
    Hi I have some of my Old English Game Bantam eggs in the incubator. The eggs are from my own birds. When I was candling them, I noticed one egg with the air cell on the side of the egg instead of the end. the chick seems to have developed along with the others and I can hear peeping coming from the eggs. They are due to hatch this weekend. Can the one with the air cell in the wrong place hatch? The eggs are on their sides and I tried to place the egg with the air cell up after the last candling. Let me know what you think. Thank you, Lisa
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    I have had this happen once and it hatched just fine, but took a little longer than the others. Just keep the humidity up and wait it out.
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    x2 however if you notice a pip and fluid running I would attemt to free the beak ONLY and try to save your chick...

    I have all my notes and such thrown in an article.... just scroll down to Day 18 lockdown and read on! lotta pics and videos too

    usually check in on this thread ....
    come on over and say hello to everyone, we have a few youngers on the thread so it would be great to keep it allive with hatching and info!! plus is so nice that everyone checks in and is there to help when you need them!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by