Candling .....air sac question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Coop de Grille, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first attempt at hatching eggs. We found them in the woods by our driveway so figured we would give it a shot.

    The two eggs have been in in the incubator for 3 days now. One is a darker brown and I can't see anything much through the shell. The second egg is a lighter brown and I can clearly see the air sac. It floats. Which ever way I turn the egg the air sac is on top. Does this mean it's a detached or ruptured air sac? Any chance of a successful hatch?

    It's only on day three so I don't see much more in the egg. I will candle again tomorrow night and hope to see some veins.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    The odds of sucess are slim with detached air cells.

    I would be worried about the age of the eggs.
     
  3. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is what I am seeing a detached air cell? Should it stay in one spot when I candle and turn the eggs?

    The eggs couldn't have been more than a day old. I found them at 3:30 in the afternoon. I walk my driveway everyday and have never seen eggs anywhere on my property before.
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea its probably the detached air cell. It could reattach but odds are slim.
     

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