Air cells in wrong place on developing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bantyshanty, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

    568
    7
    141
    Oct 6, 2009
    S.W Pennsylvania
    I got 6 eggs shipped from an auction & my DD unpacked & "helped" me set them up to settle 12 hours before incubation.
    I realize now she laid some on their sides and some with the pointy side more up! I'm incubating in a Brinsea Mini, so the eggs are on their sides. I didn't realize this, but she's stuck half of them upside down to settle before incubation. The ends weren't marked. On Day 7, the air cells are all either on one side of the egg or at the pointy end plus a little on the side. The little embryos are all moving & healthy.

    Any tips for hatching them, besides leaving them on their sides, air side up?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,502
    32
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    I've had air cells not where they are not suppose to be and the eggs still hatch out. When you unpack shipped eggs it's always good to let them rest big end up in a carton for 6 to 24 hours to help the air cells go back to the top. I always pack ship eggs on their side.
     
  3. philjames501

    philjames501 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    21
    Mar 8, 2011
    thanks for the tip!
     
  4. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

    568
    7
    141
    Oct 6, 2009
    S.W Pennsylvania
    Thanks, I have hope they'll make it, then.
     
  5. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Songster

    681
    6
    131
    Aug 2, 2009
    North Carolina
    Re: the removed spammer

    This site has the best moderation I've ever seen, by far. Thanks for the good work, you all.

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: