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curiousity about air cell ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Once the chick has pipped into the internal air cell how long until they pip the outer shell? That air can't last forever.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    The shell is not airtight, the chick uses oxygen through the shell for the entire incubation. When the chick needs more air it will pip the shell.

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