Air sac question- Now Hatching!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eschwaderer, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 12 and I have a few eggs that somehow managed to get there air sac attached in some odd places in the egg. They were set properly after shipment to allow it to stabilize before incubation. Should these eggs be handled differently, after day 18, than a normally presenting egg (with the air sac at the large end of the egg)? Should I hatch these in egg cartons and place the egg so that the sac is at the top? One has an air sac almost completely on its side. I've only lost 1 out of 18 so far and I just want to maximize their chances.
     
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  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I would put them on their sides. I've had some very wacky air cells from shipped eggs. some of them stretched from the bottom all the way down the sides to the top. One didn't make it but the other 6 did.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic Day 12. I outlined the eggs with the large/misplaced air sacs.

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  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    It looks like you only have the two really bad ones. Make sure the air side is leaning up but, other than that, there is really nothing you can do but wait. I would guess they will still hatch with no problems. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having my first hatching experience with shipped eggs and I have 3 out of 12 with air cells just like the ones you show.
    Of course they have babies in them and I'm going try to position them the best I can when I take them out of the turner.
    Keep us posted on how your's do and I will do the same.
    Good luck!
    Carolyn
     
  6. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Carolyn, I will.
     
  7. eschwaderer

    eschwaderer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one pipped and hatched within 5 minutes of coming home from work! AND it was the one with the really wacky out air sac! [​IMG]
     
  8. monicas

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    so glad you posted this as ours are just like this.
     

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