Chicks growing in eggs with broken air sacs ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrykeeper08, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I Got the eggs and thought well they are no good they air sacs are all busted and loose . Well low and behold they are growing . I dont know if the air sac is broken or just loose . When i candle them I can see thay air pocket on the top of the egg just like if it was a good egg being incubated BUT when i move the egg the air pocket moves down the egg . I thought it was impossible or at least rare for this to happen ?? I know if you let them settle for a day or 2 before incubating they can settle and will stay still . Now lets just hope they hatch [​IMG]

    Any one else have this happen ??
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  2. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    I started raising chickens last year and have very little experience with this but... with the situation you have described, I think that I would make sure that the eggs are large end and to give them the best chance possible. I don't know if the air cell will stablize but in this position at least the chicks will be able to develop normally and you may have a decent hatch.

    When are you eggs supposed to hatch?

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