double air cells HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 Critter Camp, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On day 13 I have a partridge silkie egg with double air cells
    One one each end
    Each small
    There is no way if it pips it can make it out
    Do I watch it carefully and at internal pip I.help?
    I have a separate incubator I can put it in
    I can candle it during lock down and at internal pip open air cell
    Each one on each end is small dime size
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    If the extra air cell just popped up, it's possibly indicating a leak in the shell, which isn't looking good for the embryo, obviously. If it was always there, it may have a genetic basis and the parents should be watched for a recurrence of production of such an egg. Either way it's not too likely it will make it to pipping, as far as I know, but I could of course be wrong. I can't offer much advice there, you're probably just going to have to play it by ear.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is didn't make it... I am hopeful for the other 10!!
     

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