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Air sacks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUCKGIRL89, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the air sacks in the eggs for?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    So the hatchlings can breathe, they will internally pip into them before they ever hatch.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! Ok is that all?
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Yep, rather important feature so they don't suffocate. [​IMG]
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. Is it hard for the to get into it if needed?
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    There is no need to puncture into it, the hatchlings pip from inside the egg out into the air cell, rest, and then pip externally from in the air cell to start the hatching process. It a slow and long period of time as they pip, rest, turn, zip, rest, turn, zip and finally hatch. It can take 36-48 hours from first pip to hatch.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks so much FLchickens.
     

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