Argh! Air cells of all different sizes at lockdown.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by toadbriar, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the eggs are from the same duck hen, from the same week! I don't know why the air cells are different sizes. Some look like day 20 cells and it's day 25 :p Others seem like 1/3 the egg. This is my first hatch from home birds. Crossing my fingers everything works out properly!!
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I have not ever hatched duck eggs. tried it on shipped eggs last spring and it did not go well.
    On chicken eggs, I do not look at the air cells. If they have developed I put them in the hatcher and cross my fingers. The air cells would drive me mad if I looked at them too much.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry about the different sizes unless it's obvious that there's a problem, all of the eggs are not the same and you have to consider that the temp is a little different in parts of the bator or under the broody which means some will develope a little slower or faster than the rest. This whole incubation thing is about learning as you go and continue learning as you go.
     

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