Floating Bubble

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rabbit, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Rabbit

    Rabbit New Egg

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    I was curious about chickens so I built an incubator and ordered some eggs off of ebay. I candled them today (Day 2) and I noticed 3 had a large floating bubble in them. What is this? Are the eggs bad? Is there any chance or anything I can do?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you turn the egg and the bubble follows you to the top of the egg no matter what direction you turn it. (like water in a balloon) then yes the eggs are bad. It is good to get rid of the eggs with the bubble and focus on the good ones. Its a mystery but I am not sure why that happens to eggs. I believe it is the due to the rough handeling of the postal system. Or it could be because the hens whom laid the eggs were really young.
     
  4. Rabbit

    Rabbit New Egg

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    Yes. It floats around. I could use it to level a table. If it is the air bubble, are they dead?
     
  5. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    Go ahead and leave them in there sometimes they'll firm up and make it...and sometimes they don't. Try to wait to candle again until day 10. By then, those that will make it have definite development and won't be injured by moving them around too much. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rabbit

    Rabbit New Egg

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    Should I tilt it on end so that the bubble is in the spot is should be in?
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I kind of think it may have to do with extreme temperatures...that's just a guess though some do make it i leave them in [​IMG]
     
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