decrease size of airsac? (pik) - update: all 4 hatched yaaay

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Moorat, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Moorat

    Moorat Out Of The Brooder

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    i am in lockdown with my eggs, i have 2 white silkie eggs that are looking good, a cuckoo coloured silkie but the gold coloured silkie egg (the one im soooo praying for to hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] ) its air sac is really big.. like over 1/3 of the egg it must be more pourous then the other eggs to lose this much moisture but i am at day 19 and i cant really think of anything. My humidity is at 60%, is there a way i can spray warm water onto the egg to help it or should I lower my expectations for the goldie [​IMG]
    and also does light affect eggs in any way? I have a white light shining onto my incubator so i can have clear visibilty throughout the hatch. It doenst give out heat or anything.
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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2010
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    At this point, I'd just let it be. It always surprises me what eggs will tolerate and I don't know of anything you can do that you're not already doing. As far as I know light wouldn't affect the egg's air sacs, unless it messed up your humidity.
     
  3. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mist my eggs with warm water when I put them in lockdown and sometimes the second day of lockdown also.
     
  4. Moorat

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    Thanks for the replies and the advice [​IMG] i just misted that one egg and am now gonna let nature do what it does for the next 2 days, fingers crossed all four guys make it especially goldie ^_^ [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:When I was beginning hatching, I had 10 JG's in the bator. I candled them at day 18 and noticed 6 of them looked to be only 1/2 way developed. I seriously thought they were all quitters. I set them aside to throw them into the compost. I have no idea what came over me, but decided last minute to put them all back into the bator. Every single one hatched on day 21, perfectly healthy. I was going by the air cell graph. It wasn't a good comparison in this situation. As long as there is humidity (and not TOO much), you should have a successful hatch. (I wanted to add that our friends mist their eggs often in their homemade bator.)

    Be sure to post back in a few days...let us know how your egg did!
     
  6. Moorat

    Moorat Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh thanks Muggsmagee that was one hell of a reassurance [​IMG] Im happy your hatch turned out so well Im hoping the same with mine [​IMG] im gonna keep it at 60% (every now and then though it peaks at 65%) and hope for the best for goldie [​IMG] thats gonna be its name im not that creative but still think its adorable hehe I'll update this thread also in the next 2 days and let you know [​IMG]

    this is the air cell size of the egg btw
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    and when i candle it i cant ever see movement but then after putting it down in the incubator i could see it wobble a little so yeah just fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  7. SilkiePuff

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    [​IMG]:fl:fl I have everything crossed for the little guy.. hope he/she hatches happy and healthy!!!
     
  8. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to add I have 7 hatched as of just today out of 10 and one pipped, all of them looked like that when I candled them. I just kept my temps consistent and honestly had no way to monitor humidity just kept water in my bator. [​IMG]
     
  9. Moorat

    Moorat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the crossed fingers guys and Biddylover I did exactly what you stated and your right [​IMG] [​IMG] hes pipped!! and its funny cause hes actually the first to pip [​IMG] i feel abit silly now for worrying so much hehe >.< that was about 5 hours ago and now hes making alot of fuss and noise so i think hes gonna be out soon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] the cuckoo coloured silkie also pipped about an hour ago now and the 2 white silkies havnt pipped yet but Im not suprised cause when i last candled them those 2 still had more prominent veining inside compared to the 2 thats pipped so Im guessing they'll be out tomorrow .. I hope!! but yaaaay I cant wait to see them all [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AWESOME! I will keep coming back to see if there are any updates! [​IMG]
     

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