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

    Jan 28, 2010
    central massacheezits
    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

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    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

    Jul 9, 2010
    Gulf Coast MS
    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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