Day 8 air sac problem?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teaton, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 eggs that I have been incubating for 8 days, everyone is developing fine but 1 has an air sac on the side of the top of the egg instead of the center like the rest, I was wondering if it is going to cause any problems, or if It will eventually kill the baby chick inside. Anyone ever had one look like this?
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  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Was this egg shipped or local? It can happen in either case and as long as the egg continues to develop it shouldn't be a problem. Especially since that one is just a little off center. I've seen them all the way down the side of the egg. The only thing you can do is if/when the egg gets to lockdown, trace the air cell so you can make sure the chick is positioned correctly and pips into the air cell.
     
  3. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding! The egg was one of mine, from my backyard flock. I did however bring it right in and set it in the bator and I've read some need to rest. I will mark the egg sack if it makes it to lockdown, what happens if the chick doesn't pip it in the right spot?
     
  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually, especially with local (non-shipped) the chick will still zip on its own. But sometimes they are in a position where it's not possible and in that case you would have to assist the chick out of the egg.
    Instructions here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching
     
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  5. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update?
     
  7. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked itself out i guess. Its still going good and getting bigger! 1 week until lockdown!
     
  8. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This egg pipped tonight, we will see how it hatches
     
  9. RubyNala97

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    :fl congrats on the pip!
     
  10. teaton

    teaton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really glad it made it this far, I'll be even happier if it hatches!!! Sleepless night so far for me....
     
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