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:


    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.
    This shows a rack, it is not being used.
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    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

    Jul 19, 2008
    Brea, California
    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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