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Day 5, No Air cell (Toss?)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by artathart, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I do with eggs that have no air cell? Do I toss them or wait till day 7-10? I have about 5-7 that have no air cell at all.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure? Maybe your just not seeing it.
     
  3. artathart

    artathart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also...Left hand very sticky after candling.....Do I have a leaky egg?
     
  4. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you might have a leaking egg:(
     
  5. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You shouldn't see a air cell yet, wait until day 10. Here is mine at day 4

    [​IMG]


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    You can only see a snall embro and some veins
     
  6. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are some really nice pictures - none of my eggs look like that and I'm on day 5.

    Some have a dark glob that seems to be moving slowly whichever way you move the egg - some have detached egg cells - some are just completely clear.

    No veining at all.

    I'm so sad. [​IMG] All 13 of my Ameracauna eggs are duds I'm thinking. I'm going to toss them on day 10 which is this Sunday because it's driving me crazy.

    I have 5 Copper Marans which I can't see into the egg so I'm leaving those alone until hatch day or until they smell.

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  7. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Those are some really nice pictures - none of my eggs look like that and I'm on day 5.

    Some have a dark glob that seems to be moving slowly whichever way you move the egg - some have detached egg cells - some are just completely clear.

    No veining at all.

    I'm so sad. All 13 of my Ameracauna eggs are duds I'm thinking. I'm going to toss them on day 10 which is this Sunday because it's driving me crazy.

    I have 5 Copper Marans which I can't see into the egg so I'm leaving those alone until hatch day or until they smell.

    Were they shipped?​
     
  8. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, if you can see the yolk floating around and no veins they are probly unfertile. Wait till day 10 to be sure.
     
  9. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience is a virtue.
     
  10. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    petunias212 - that dark glob might be a chick eye, give it some time [​IMG]

    Higins00 - that looks like a good embryo, great for day 5 in fact [​IMG]. Keep it big end up and drop your humidity to under 40%, the air cell develops with the chick via evaporation. High humidity prevents good air cells, low humidity encourages larger air cells.

    artathart - same advice: keep your eggs big end up and use lower humidity. Don't forget to turn them though.

    Good luck on your hatching
     

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