Air in her eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Supermommy486, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only full size layer right now lays eggs and when I candle them (flashlight) I saw air bubble one time. Another an air pocket. I didn't know what it was at first so they went to the dogs and when I cracked them open there was nothing wrong with them. Just had air pockets.

    Is this just one of those things? None of my bantie eggs have this issue. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Is it just the air cell? or something else?
     
  3. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what an air cell is but it's literally a pocket of air that moves when you move the egg. I've never seen anything like it before. lol
     
  4. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Ok, I looked it up earlier because I know about it but not really what it is either lol, but wasn't sure if you knew what an air cell was or not, and that it might have been something else. "An air space forms when the contents of the egg cool and contract after the egg is laid." And as it gets older, air moves in through the pores and also fills the air cell. [​IMG]
     
  5. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh Interesting. Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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