Detached air cell, 8th day into incubation...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by humpbacks1962, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    I had some eggs shipped and as I candled today, noticed that air cell being exceedingly large. It looks like there is an air pocket at the top, then one on the side.

    So I did my research and learned about the recommendation to incubate them vertically. They are developing normally otherwise, some moving in the fluid reacting to the light of the flashlight. Temperature has been around 99F, humidity in the 30s.

    My questions are:
    Is it too late to set them vertically? (Remember, 8th day)
    What are their chances for survival? Being it a fact that I realized this sort of late...
  2. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    I just recieved eggs from mail, thanks for the heads up lol. I'd say it isn't too late to put them vertical, as long as all the tinkering is done in the first week(or 8th day) of incubation, you should be ok. As far as chances for survival, if all of them have detached air cells, I'd say pretty slim.......but you never know. Keep us posted [​IMG]

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