Air Sac Development

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would an air sac be developing in the 'bator if the chick were not developing? Is a growing air sac a sign of life?
     
  2. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An air sac can be from the egg drying out and is not really an indication of development. i have sometimes found signs of life as late as 7 days but never after that. At 7 days you should see something! Hold the egg still for a few moments to see if something shows.
     
  3. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A growing air sac is a sign of the egg losing moisture. Which doesn't really indicate anything vis a vis the embryo, I don't think.

    What I'm wondering about my own eggs is, does an attached air cell with a yolk attached to it (rather than floating freely) indicate a developing embryo? Logic says yes. [​IMG]
     

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