Egg Developing But With Slanted Air Cell (Day 12/13).

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello!
    2 weeks back on Friday, I received some eggs in my mailbox. They had messed up air cells, but they were partially attached. I set them big end up in an egg carton for (I think) 24 hours (might've been 36). Then I set them big end up in an incubator for 3 days before giving them to my broody. Only one is developing and I have a question about it. The air cell no longer wobbles around, but it is slanted to the side a bit. It it really hard to get a picture of it, because my camera doesn't do good in the dark. But here's a picture I took and edited it so it's easier to see.
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    My question is, will it be okay? Is there anything I need to do to help it? I know this is the only egg, but I'm not giving up and I will do anything to get this baby to hatch! [​IMG]
     
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  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If that entire light area is air cell, then this egg is nonviable. The egg should be over half full of chick by day 12-13.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    But if you flip it over, there is not much air cell on the other side. Almost all of it is slanted to that one side.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That air cell is far too large. You won't get a live chick from that one.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Is there any possible way to save it? [​IMG]
    I just candled it and I can see movement.

    Help! [​IMG]
     
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  6. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of eggs that have wonky air cells from shipping, sometimes they attach to the side etc. They can still hatch. If I were you, I would just let it continue on and see if it survives. There's not a lot you can do, except see if it works out. So take a deep breath, understand that there is still a chance but also don't get your hopes up. You only have one more week. If you candle at 18 days and its not viable then you will know at that point. If the chick is moving, I say give it a chance until you know that there is no chance.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

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    Oh thank you so much! [​IMG]I thought there was no hope for it.
     
  8. ChickenPeep

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    It's day 18 and I could see movement when I candled it (for the last time).
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Well guess what, I did.
    A cute little blue old english game bantam with one eye. [​IMG]
     

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