Air Cells in Shipped Eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked at some of my recently arrived eggs and I do not see an air cell. Should I? How long do you let eggs sit before putting them into incubator?
     
  2. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let them sit for 24 to 36 hours before putting them in and they should be OK. Have a blessed day
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You may see only a small darkish spot upon candling at the top of the egg. The aircell will be very small, most likely. I only let mine sit maybe six hours then put them in-just to allow them to come up to room temp.
     
  4. Hi Aleece! On very fresh eggs you might not see an air cell [​IMG]
    I've always thought 6 to 8 hrs was plenty long to let shipped eggs 'rest' (they aren't getting any younger).

    Good luck!
    Lisa
     
  5. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Lisa,
    They came today and I have them resting before setting. I am so excited!
     
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  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Leecy! What breed did you get? I got buff orps a little over a week ago...Jody said let them sit for 6 hours or so, and I candled last night (day 7) and they look good! Good luck!
     
  7. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Cherdon,
    Glad to hear they look good! Keep everyone posted of their progress. I put in 44 eggs tonight! Naked Neck eggs from DipsyDoodleDoo, Sizzles from jimnjay and silkies with the chance of a Showgirl from kentuckysilkies. If all goes well I hope to have quite a fun collection!
     
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  8. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know all about collections! Here's what my son has ordered!
    Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons
    Mille Fleur d Uccle
    Porcelain d Uccle
    Cream Brabanters
    Silkie
    Ameracauna
    Ohiki
    Onagadori
    Andalusian Mixed

    And those are the ones I can remember right off the top of my head! I have 3 incubators, fixing to pick up 2 more from my flemish giant rabbit breeder in CO, too!!

    I WISH I had 44 eggs right now! I have 14 BO eggs and 17 button quail eggs in the bator, 28 cochin eggs to be put in before bed! But by the end of next week I'll have all 3 bators going!!

    Keep us updated on your eggies!!
     
  9. OH NO! Someone call the folks with the white nets, the lady has gone over [​IMG]

    Run...run...run...

    Lisa
     
  10. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Dipsy!! You can't say that because you're contributing to my chaos!! Oh, and I lied! I have 2 batches of Silkies (one from you, Dipsy!) 2 batches of EE (one from you, Dipsy) and a dozen frizzles (all you, dipsy!!) AND you asked if I had more room! Which, of course, I do!! I have 2 acres of land, only one coop so far, and DH is building 3 more...So, LOL, of course!
     
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