Air cell is gone! I'm thinking that means it's going to hatch, right?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Axie, May 3, 2007.

  1. Axie

    Axie Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I candled my egg,(this is my last time candling it) and I was surprised to find the air cell completely gone... the embryo is where the air cell normally should be and it was moving alot... Is it pipping? is it tying to hatch? or is this a bad thing?
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a great thing!!! It's probably close to hatching, so stop candling already and set it back in the incubator with the big end up just a little bit. What day is it on? They usually break the air cell and start breathing at about day 18.

    Keep us posted and, of course, post pics!!!

    Lori
     
  3. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it alone so it can keep some humidity, or it will die in the shell. Keep the incubator closed and the humidity up. Good Luck.
     
  4. Axie

    Axie Out Of The Brooder

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    How long should it be before I should start worrying?
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, you're going to worry no matter what, but once they break the air sac it can be several more days before they hatch.

    Good luck with your hatch!!!

    Make sure to post pics!!!

    Lori
     
  6. Axie

    Axie Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright thank you! I'll be sure to keep the humidity up~! I'm so excited.
     
  7. Axie

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    Today one of the eggs were peeping!
     
  8. Axie

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    Update! First crack/external pip was made! I'm so excited!! I wonder how much longer until the little guy will get out!
     

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