Air space on both ends on day 21?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeffross1968, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    So we panicked and candled a couple eggs. Today is day 21, lock down was Sunday. Set day was September 28th, at 9am, making that day 1, I think...

    Anyway, out of the 3 we candled, 1 seemed to fill the whole egg, and 2 seemed to have air spaces on both ends. One of those did move during candling (only did so for maybe 10 seconds). Should there be a space on both ends ever? If not, what am I looking at?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's okay. If it pips closer to the fat end , everything is good. If it pips closer to the sharp end, that would be breech and you have to make sure that you can see the chick's beak.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    If there is space on the pointy end, that means that the chick has turned inside the egg to face the air cell. Theyre close! Good luck!
     
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    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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