air cell?

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  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been candling since day 3 (I candle every three days) and everything has been looking fine. but today when I candled I couldn't see the air cell, so I moved the egg and the air cell wasn't attached to the membrane! I don't know if it was the air cell or not but there was a bubble thing in the egg. any help wanted!
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    It sounds like a detached air cell. Were these eggs shipped?
     
  3. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they weren't shipped, they were my farm fresh eggs! and just to let you know they are on day 19...do you think the egg could still hatch?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    It could. They should be in lockdown now, so just set it upright and hopefully the chick will orient itself properly and be able to pip into the air cell which by having the egg upright should settle at the top.

    That is weird that it happened with fresh eggs and weirder still that it happened at this stage because the chorio-allantoic membrane should have been able to hold the air cell in place at this point even if it was detached.

    I will keep my fingers crossed for it!
     
  5. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help! but the egg is under my broody...is that ok?
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Hmm, maybe she's been jostled enough the egg got knocked around so badly that the air cell detached.

    It would be better if you could place it upwards in an incubator but if you just have the broody then we'll keep our fingers crossed :fl
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's possible that the chick is already pipped into the air cell and positioned for hatch.
     
  8. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks guys! I just noticed that it should hatch tomorrow. so maybe its ok?[​IMG]
     
  9. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pip yet but hoping![​IMG]
     
  10. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at last, a pip!!!![​IMG]
     

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