egg with no air cell?

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  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    just been candling my eggs and discarding the no hopers..but have came across one that has no aircell showing at all? im guessing theres nothing growing in there but am too afraid to crack it open for a peak of what could have happened in case it explodes on me!

    what would cause an egg to have no aircell?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    A "hard landing" when it was laid?
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    could be but i dont know..i wasnt there [​IMG] didnt realise a hard knock could cause no air cell? does it burst it or something?
     
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    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    yup they can be "detached"
     
  5. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ah ok, i didnt know that! [​IMG] many thanks for the quick reply.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Did you look around in other parts of the egg? I had one that I collected from a broody's nest, she'd been sitting it about a week. However, the egg had been donated to her by another hen so she left the nest with her day-old baby and left the eggs. I brought the eggs in and put them in the incubator. I know I candled to make sure any were developing but apparently I missed this one. It has 2 air cells, one on the pointy end and another on the side. I have no idea how that happened.
     

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