Air cell on the side!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Haviris, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Well my eggs are on day 4, I thought since some are white maybe I could see something inside, and I could! I didn't see anything out of the first few, but then I could see the eye (that's what it's called right?) on some of them, but it was at the very top, where the air cell should be! So I looked around and finally found the air cell on the side! They are not all like this, but some are. So what does this mean? Are they lost?
     
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I have some incubating right now, day 13. One is like that and has a well formed chick in it.
    ????????? don't know!
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I have one like that, it's just a fluke and it's very possible the baby will develop and hatch so don't toss it! Mine was still alive when I moved it from the turner for hatching. [​IMG]
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This can happen due to shipping or the way eggs are stored. For the most part they will still hatch without issue. Air cell climbs the side as the egg loses moisture.
     
  5. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Thanks-Mine seems alive and well
     
  6. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    I won't give up on them, hopefully they will still hatch for me! Thanks for the help, I hope everyones (including mine) hatch w/out a problem!
     

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