checking shipped eggs for air cell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by arteacher, May 26, 2011.

  1. arteacher

    arteacher In the Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I am not sure what to look for when candling new shipped eggs. I assume a bubble that roles around in the egg as you turn it. If they are detached do you incubate or trash?
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Even if the air cell is detatched (meaning it moves around) you can still incubate. Just make absolutely sure the egg stays big end up. I know some people incubate eggs on the sides, so if the detatched air cell is on the side of the egg, it could be trouble for the chick.
  3. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    the bubble isn't supposed to move around. the bubble should be attached to the fat, blunt end.

    i don't know about hatching them, i have no experience with hatching eggs with air cells that are moving around.

    the yolk with move from side to side, could that be what you're seeing?
  4. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Songster

    Jul 5, 2010
    Big Island, Hawaii
    I think the air bubble is supposed to be fixed at the end of the egg. You know when you hard boil eggs there is always that flat end? That is where the air bubble is supposed to be. Course I have never hatched eggs but planning to this summer so reading all about it.[​IMG]

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