Almost lockdown.. Help!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by growingchicks, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. growingchicks

    growingchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2015

    So lockdown is happening here in a few hours. I'm concerned about the air cells. A few of them I know we're good. But it most of them I think they might be too small?

    So what say you people of backyard chicken community? Does everything look OK? Should I do something?

    They are coming out of the egg carton before lockdown.

    ETA: is it normal to still be able to see some space between chicken and air cell? Even on ones that the air cell is larger, there is still some space. All the images I'm finding have no space. All taken up by the chicks. Mine still have some space.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  2. 3 chicks farm

    3 chicks farm Just Hatched

    May 15, 2016
    I believe your getting to involved and worked up over nothing. Do you think mama hen examines air cells.No. Pitt them in lock down crank up humidity to 60-70% and wait. What it is it what it will be. Good luck
  3. AnnaK13

    AnnaK13 Just Hatched

    Jun 13, 2016
    Hey growing chicks! [​IMG] I believe that with chicken eggs, faith is key. Space in between probably just means that they're still working on it, but I'm sure they should be fine as long as signs of life were still present when you last candled them. If they are overdue, you could try to water candle. I'm sure they'll do fine! Post some updates when you can! [​IMG] That's so exciting
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    They do look a little small. One option is to not go into "lockdown" until you see an internal pip.

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