HATCHING EGGS WITH A BROKEN/FLOATING AIR CELL

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  1. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm expecting a shipment of turkey eggs next week. Each time I have eggs shipped some always come with a broken/displaced air cell. Has anyone had any luck hatching eggs with this problem? And, if so, how did you do it? I have never had any with air cell problems hatch under broody hens; how about incubators? This is the first time getting turkey eggs and I'm not even sure they can be candled to identify those with broken air cells. Just want to be prepared.


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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I think WVduckchick knows about Turkey eggs if I am correct???

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  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't done turkeys, but if it were a chicken egg, this sometimes happens with shipped eggs, set the eggs in a carton so that the large end is up for 24-36 hours and hopefully the air cell can repair itself. When you put the eggs in the incubator, position the air cell up and do not turn for the first two or three days, then turn as usual. Keep them in an upright position in the incubator.
    Sometimes the air cell will repair itself or if there are two, one is big enough to act as the primary for the baby.
    If someone knows more about turkeys perhaps they can tell you if you should be doing something different but this is the standard practice for chicken eggs.
     
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  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
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