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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 11, 2011.
Can air cells inside an egg be too big? If so, what could be the cause?
Also, is it okay if they're slanted?
I don't think it really matters what size the air sack is, and yes it can be slanted, which is alright.
Mine is pretty big. And a few are a little slanted.
I've only hatched one clutch of eggs. However, I hatched 31 out of 36 eggs. Got a Hovabator still air incubator on sale for 20 bucks and thought what the heck I'll start raising chickens. Well, now I'm hooked. I read everything on here and did everything wrong but still got a good hatch. I had eggs I just knew where the air sacks were too large and I had some really slanted and you know what- they hatched. You didn't say what day but just give it until the last week and then you can see some action. I candled mine every night, took them out for 20 minutes at a time and like I said did everything wrong, but somehow they made it. Oh, and when I say I did everything wrong, I mean everything wrong! Good luck....
Wife of a awesome man, 8BR hens, 1 BR Rooster, 1 EE, 1 Australorp, 4 dogs, 1 cat and a couple of kids.
Hahahahaha!! Thanks for the advice!!
I questioned the same with my summer bator hatch, and broodies right before that...I tossed the broody's eggs because no way with that big of an airspace, wrong I think, because the bator hatch had one the same and it pipped on day 18 as I candled it and was going to toss....it hatched and is a now 2 months, a Phoenix/something mix as it has booted legs and feet and was definitely a roo at 2 weeks....his bator mate a pullet...I never did candle on day 18, but she came out the next day....Just leave them and good luck!