Air sac

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1sttimechick, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. 1sttimechick

    1sttimechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Should the air sac move all around the egg, even from the rounded end to the pointed end?
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    THis is usually seen in shipped eggs but not in non-shipped eggs. One method is to set eggs in paper egg cartons or turner and not turn for 5 days. ALso have the eggs hatch upright in an egg carton prepared by removing some of bottom for ventilation and air flow.
     
  3. 1sttimechick

    1sttimechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well All of my eggs are shipped eggs, With the exception of 12 i picked up locally at 2pm yesterday that i put in a few hours later. and i only checked one of the eggs, they were received on weds 02/29 and i did not set them in the incubator until yesterday 03/03 I had them in egg cartons until i set them and only lifted one side up on a book in the morning and switched sides when i got home at night. not alot of turning. But i am now worried about the viability of the eggs. Should i check them all or should i just wait til day 7 or 10 to candle to see what i have?
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time dealing with shipped eggs, all of mine came like this. I am hatching duck eggs (which take 28 days rather than 21). It is day 7 and They are developing very well. I have heard to just put them in egg cartons with the bottoms cut of so that the air cell is still on the top. I hope you have a good hatch :D
     

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