Air sac halfway down egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bird Brain, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Bird Brain

    Bird Brain Songster

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    I left this egg in the bator because I saw movement, but have an appleyard duck in the bator. Well, actully the egg. You know what I mean. Anyway, candled it and the air sac is halfway down the side of the egg. Bird is still alive. Will it survive hatcch?
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    Could you post a pic?
     
  3. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Songster

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    It will fair betterif it is sitting fat side up for the first 2 weeks. You can accomplish this with egg cartons if you do not have an upright turner.
     
  4. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

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    I finally decided that I get wierd shadows when i candle with a small flashlight. All my good eggs look like that within days of hatching. I think it is just where the chick is pressed against the egg and where it is not.
    Both my duck eggs seemed that way and I have 2 very very cute duckies now..... [​IMG]
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    If the airsac is that way when you set it to hatching - don't use a carton, set it on it's side to finish. It has a better chance of striking into the sack that way...
     

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