Air cell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am doing dry humidity incubation and after candling eggs at seven days the air cell appears to be to large. Does this hurt anything and if so what. I seen veins in five of the six eggs. My humidity has been between 20% and 35% I have not let it go below are above those two numbers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :frow

    If your air cell is too large for day 7 it means your eggs have lost too moisture so you will need to bump up the humidity to counteract this or by the time hatch time comes the air cell will be too large and the embryo could dehydrate.

     
  3. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I increased the humidity to 40%
     

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