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Check out these air cells?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Twoandhelp, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Twoandhelp

    Twoandhelp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok what do yall think of these air cells? Are the ones with BIG air cells shrinkwrapped? Are the tiny ones dead? What about the joker with two? I've been spritzing them when I turn them and I just bought a hygrometer to stick in when I lock them down today. No internal pipping.

    Also- should is set them deep dip of the air cell up or put that down for lockdown? Thanks!

    Oh and these are duck eggs btw![​IMG]
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    the bottom of the eggs are not air cells they are undeveloped fluids that the light shines through. I would not put that egg into lock down until the fluid is absorbed.
     
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  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    you didn't say what day they were on. I am assuming 18? I think your eggs just need time to enter the egg. what ever you do don't "help" anyone!!!
     
  4. Twoandhelp

    Twoandhelp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all on day 25 because they are duck eggs. Only one has the two clear areas.
     
  5. Twoandhelp

    Twoandhelp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    day 25 is when they go onto lockdown- those air cells are just so varied in size.
     
  6. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    I'm experiencing the same thing. 6 of 10 eggs have two clear areas. I can see movement in all 10 eggs. Good luck with yours. We are on day 23.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    twoandhelp, you are probably fine, ren 2014 do you have ducks too? If it is chickens, after day 16 there should not be a clear area on tip. If there was, I would suggest treating the egg like it was day 15 and not say day 18, if they were chicken eggs. clear area on tips are not an extra air cell but people get confused.
     
  8. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    I should have mentioned, ducks here also.
     
  9. Twoandhelp

    Twoandhelp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep an eye out. These two incubators I have don't measure humidity. They say 45% no matter what so the next hatches will have humidity gauges in there if I have to use those again. The last hatch was all shrink wrapped. I was able to save three but I didn't know they were shrinkwrapped until it was too late so I wasn't able to save the others. When I realized that batch had humidity problems I started generously misting these three times a day but I'm worried it's too late especially since some of the air cells are huge and others are so tiny. Thanks gimme birdies and good luck with your ducks ren2014!
     
  10. Brandon Josey

    Brandon Josey Out Of The Brooder

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    one the last day before lock down I put 5-6 cups into my incubator (small counter top model holds 36 eggs) for my chicken and duck eggs and seams to be just right on my humidity gauge through the hatch off period. Hope this helps with humidity levels.
     

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