air sacs to large! HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pinknose, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. pinknose

    pinknose Out Of The Brooder

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    My broody hen is sitting on 5 muscovy eggs on day 24. The air sacs are way to big, but I see movement so they are all still alive. My question to everyone is is it to late to start misting the eggs? If I boost the humidity up will the air sacs shrink? Also, how many times a day should I mist them?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Did you find an answer????
     
  3. pinknose

    pinknose Out Of The Brooder

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    You are the only answer I have gotten so far! I talked to my friend who started me on pigeons and he suggested wetting my hands and gently rolling the eggs in them a few times a day. I am going to do that and then candle them in a few days and see if the air sacs have shrunken at all. Hope for the best!
     

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