Air sacs extremely large "IMO"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spook, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would greatly appreciate your wisdom!
    These eggs are due to hatch on April 10, so this is day 14 and the air space seems extreme. Most are like the one I am showing you here:

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    I have incubated eggs before in a hovabator, dry-still air, that was was 2 years ago. My mother blessed me with building an incubator, its run perfectly at a 30-40% humidity and 100.5 through most of this incubation period (it did go to 99 a while). It has a fan on the top blowing down bringing the heat of the lights down. (the lights are above the fan.
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    This shows a rack, it is not being used.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im no expert but I dont think it looks to bad, hopefuly someone will know more good luck
     
  3. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they shipped eggs? They often have abnormally large air cells & can often go on to hatch.
     
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, they were shipped eggs.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I think it looks fine. You can add some more humidity if you would like. I dont pay attention to the humidity for the first 18 days. Then day 18, I move them to the hatcher with 65% humidity.
     
  6. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all for the wisdom! Wow, thought I was nuts!
    I never realized that the shipped ones could "settle"!
     

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