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help aircells getting to big too fast

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my eggs are on day 9 or so and the whole aircell goes from one end of the egg to the other will they hatch what can i do to help??
     
  2. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were your eggs shipped? That can cause funny air cells but I think they usually hatch ok.
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they where shipped
     
  4. lilly

    lilly Clucks N Pups

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    My shipped eggs are doing the same thing. They are day 16 I lowered the humidity and some shrank to normal but three of them styed the same. They have live chiks in them so I hope they hatch.
     
  5. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My shipped eggs last month had big weird air cells, and I ended up with 3/6 chicks. There were other factors that weren't ideal -- the eggs were also very old by the time I set them out. Good luck! Hopefully should be ok.
     
  6. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may also be that your humidity level is too low? Check out hatching chicks in the Learning Center (top of page)
     

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