Candling / air space help needed.

marlene

Songster
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
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Does any one know if an egg is not developing would the air space keep growing or not?, also what does an egg with no air space mean??.
I ask because i got 1 egg with no air space and a few others that don't look like they have developed but the airspace is growing. They have been in the bator for ten days.
If i do float test on the eggs that are not showing development should they sink? i just want to be sure before i start chucking eggs out.
 
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SarahFair

Songster
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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Ive never really trusted air space.. But I always hatch brown eggs so its hard to see.
If you open the bator you can usually "smell" a bad egg. It wont be strong but a very slight "something".. but not always.

Heres a link for you
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http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/resources/egg_to_chick/procedures.html
 

marlene

Songster
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
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UK
Oh well i suppose tomorrow i will chuck out the ones not showing any development as i really don't want any exploding in the bator.
 

Sphinx

Crowing
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May 10, 2010
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Also, I wanted to mention that the float test is not really useful unless you're talking about eggs that are 21+ days along...
 

marlene

Songster
8 Years
Aug 17, 2011
659
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UK
ok thanks for that, i was thinking that if they had not developed at all that they would sink.
 

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