Air cell on side of egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mothersin2ition, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Othello, WA
    Is there any chance a chick can hatch when the air cell is on the side? I dont know why or when it moved- Id candled a couple of times since setting the eggs, now on day 10, one egg has the aircell on the side (Im pretty sure it was at the top before). Anyway, what causes that to happen? I have an auto turner, and dont handle the eggs much. Can a chick survive that?
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    It's possible the chick can survive. I have had chicks hatch from the opposite side all together! Sometimes the little embryos are just stubborn! [​IMG]

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